A Historical Insight about Infopulse
The Story Begins
End of 1980s — the universities of the USSR got a chance to develop their own business projects. A group of students from the Automatic programming systems department of Kyiv Institute of Civil Engineering started to perform business programming. This was the beginning of the future Infopulse.
May, 1991 — Aleksey Sigov and Andrey Anissimov founded Display Land, a privately held company. In association with Yug, an experimental design bureau, Display Land was involved in the development of computer-based monitoring systems for fire stations in Kyiv, Moscow, and other cities of the former USSR.
February, 1992 — after the collapse of the USSR, the company signed its first contract with a French company. In fact, the company offered outstaffing services at that time, i.e. provided production staff for the projects of other companies, and did not develop software on-site.
Full-Scale Offshore Activity
By 1996 the company employed a close-knit team of professionals, each having vast experience of participation in foreign software development projects. Now it was the time for the company to make a name for itself on the international IT market.
The company then won the World Bank tender on the development of the internal information system for the Kyiv Tax Administration; this became the first big independent project of the company. The main challenge of the project was to meet the extremely difficult requirements and evaluations of the work performed. The end software product was subject to rigorous stress and overload testing that was executed under strict supervision of foreign experts.
Summer 1997 — the company’s team already numbered 40 IT professionals, so new opportunities opened up for the company in the domain of business solutions development.
1999 — the beginning of a partnership with Infopulse, the Netherlands. The Ukrainian team gets vast access to the western market of IT services.
Spring 2000 was hallmarked with a new contract with Kyriba Corporation, France, which was the leader in the European IT market. The partnership provided the company with a stable annual turnover and staff growth by 30-35%.
2002 — the “Dotcom bubble” situation on the American stock market affected Infopulse Ukraine, as well as other IT companies throughout the world. The main objective effort of Infopulse at that hard time was to preserve the team — dismissals were considered to be a measure of last resort that could lead to shutting down the company.
2003 — the long-term partnership with Infopulse, the Netherlands, had come to an end, due to its acquisition by Cognizant, USA.
April 2004 — the company went through ISO 9001:2000 certification.
Partnership with EVRY
2006 — the company’s management made the decision to search for a foreign partner and diversify the corporate income.
September 2006 — the company had negotiations with nine potential partners, two of which, Bull Corporation (France), and EDB (Scandinavia), were chosen for final consideration.
EDB came out with the most competitive offer that implied common development of new business lines, in addition to typical capital investment.
September 11, 2007 — 60.1% of Infopulse shares were announced to have been bought by EDB. Infopulse was introduced into the vast Scandinavian IT market and involved with IT projects for large banks, insurance and transport companies in Northern Europe.
March 2009 — Infopulse extends its team to more than 600 professionals and has over 200 projects in its portfolio.
October 2010 — Infopulse has become a part of the merged EDB ErgoGroup ASA with about 10,000 employees and annual turnover approaching NOK 13 billion.
March 2012 — following the 2010 merger, EDB ErgoGroup has changed its name to EVRY, bringing to Infopulse a new corporate culture focused on creating value for both clients and society.
September 2013 — Infopulse reaches 1,000 professionals ‘on board’, demonstrating stable growth during the past 20 years.