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VN second-largest partner of Japan in software outsourcing

Update: March, 06/2018 - 17:25
Some 20,000 people work in the Japanese market in the fields of information technology outsourcing and business process outsourcing. — Photo cmcsoft.com
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam has been the second-largest partner of Japan in software and service outsourcing since 2014, FPT Software CEO Hoàng Nam Tiến spoke at the recent Việt Nam IT Day 2018 in Japan.

The value of information technology outsourcing work handed over by Japan to Việt Nam last year is estimated at US$400 million, said Tiến.

More than 10 Vietnamese software enterprises have opened branches and offices in Japan.

Meanwhile, there are some 55,000 information technology graduates passing out from Vietnamese universities and colleges every year. The FPT Software official also said Việt Nam currently had some 20,000 people working in the Japanese market in the fields of information technology outsourcing and business process outsourcing.

According to statistics of the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the country lacks 100,000 technicians on an average in the fields of information safety, cloud computing and mobile technology.

In terms of new technology, including artificial intelligence, big data, Internet of Things and robotics, the country is estimated to be short of 600,000 information technology professionals by 2030.

It is a huge opportunity for Vietnamese enterprises to join hands with their Japanese counterparts to solve the problem of inadequate human resources in this field, he said. — VNS

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