On the 17th of December, 2007 “Atlantes of the business” solemn ceremony took place. This Award was established by Russian representative office of the International Organization of Business Communication (IABC).

“Atlantes of the business” is a national Awards in the outsourcing field aimed to point out Russian companies achievements. The main awards idea is to recognize leaders in outsourcing and business support sphere and also make outsourcing models in Russia more popular.

There have been 26 companies Awards prize-winners that work in the outsourcing and business support sphere. Among winners are Microsoft, IBS DataFort, RESO and others. In the “Project Management Technology” nomination “Telecommunications” category Gars Telecom has become a winner.

Gars Telecom was the first in Russia who began to practice telecom-outsourcing services. So, in 2004-2005 years we organized large-scale research " Readiness of the Russian companies for the IT-outsourcing“. Nowadays Gars Telecom has wide experience in this field. This research was aimed to determine the market-players attitude for IT outsourcing, to find out the most important indicators influenced on the services carrier choice and prevented using outsourcing models in IT, and to reflect Russian specific of the IT outsourcing market.

“As the pioneers in this field we were invited on different conferences and forums over and over again. And each time, talking about national specifics of the outsourcing we added that such a market did not exist, — tells Ruslan Aliev, Gars Telecom Development Director. — With the Atlantes of the business Awards appearance has become clear the field formed. The total volumes of the outsourcing business in telecommunications are not over the several million USD, but in Gars Telecom are confident that this is the only beginning”.

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Gars Telecom profile: telecommunication management, integration projects realization and telecommunication services rendering. Company is oriented to cooperate with big-sized corporate clients and telecom-carriers. Along with tradition telecom-services company renders services in telecom-consulting, outsourcing of the communication services and telecom-infrastructure, and also telecom-budget management.

Company exclusively realizes in Russia specialized telecom-solutions for commercial real estate market that fit international BLEC standard (Building Local Exchange Carrier), and develop telecom-consulting practice in Russian development market. In February, 2007 the total amount of the serviced area overpassed 1 500 000 squire meters.

Since 2003 Gars Telecom has become the only Russian Virtual Mobile Network Operator for corporate sector. The host provider is Megafon.

Among key corporate customers are TNK-BP, RussNeft, Alliance Oil Company, Ehrmann, JVC, GoodYear, Ideal Standard, Kalinka-Stockmann, MosFilm, TeliaSonera, Interros, IG “Eurasia”, FIAT, Schneider Electric, Eksmo and over 78 business centers.

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National Awards “Atlantes of the business” organizes by Moscow International Business Association (MIBA), French Trade Industrial Chamber in Russian Federation (“Club France”).

Awards aimed to support business development and its strengthening in Russia, to create positive images of the companies forwarded to increase revenues and competitive ability in long-term prospects, and also to determine leaders in the outsourcing and business support sphere.

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IABC (International Association of Business Communicators) is one out of the most respective international professional organizations uniteв specialists in the business-communications field.

Nowadays it has more than 13000 members in 60 countries all over the world.