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The government has approved an action plan (“road map”) to create additional conditions for the development of the information technology industry – the second package of support measures.


Action plan (“road map”) “Creation of additional conditions for the development of the information technology industry”

The action plan was formed with the participation of leading Russian IT companies, industry public organizations. It is aimed at solving several key tasks: increasing the demand for domestic IT solutions, ensuring accelerated digital transformation of economic and social sectors, creating comfortable conditions for conducting IT business in Russia.

The Road Map includes 62 events. Of these, 20 are of a system-wide nature. They envisage measures to level the conditions for doing business in Russia for international Internet corporations and Russian IT companies, to stimulate the implementation of Russian solutions in the activities of domestic enterprises, as well as to support exports and promote Russian IT solutions in foreign markets.

Another 42 activities of the plan are aimed at stimulating the development and implementation of Russian developments in specific segments. These are, in particular, business solutions, electronic educational services, digital medical services, office software and operating systems, data processing and cloud services, solutions in the field of artificial intelligence, big data and the Internet of things, production of computer games and professional video content, solutions in the field of information security.

For individual segments of the IT market, the plan provides for measures to:

– removal of legal restrictions and barriers to the use of modern digital solutions;

– the introduction of industry digital standards that determine the required level of digitalization of the relevant processes and establish the preferential use for them of Russian software products and equipment;

– financing the creation of Russian digital platforms and standard solutions for budgetary organizations;

– training of personnel for certain sectors of the economy, necessary for the implementation of modern digital solutions.

The implementation of the roadmap will give an additional impetus to the development of the IT industry, a qualitative transformation of certain segments of the economy and social sphere.

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