It looks like Google is shutting its office in Poland's second city, after engineers were asked to move to Warsaw or other Polish sites.
Central European Processing
Central Europe is becoming a hotbed for research and development for some of the world's largest companies. Michiel van Blommestein takes a look at this IT powerhouse in the heart of the continent.
Michiel van Blommestein
Michiel van Blommestein is a Dutch journalist who has been living in Poland since 2010. He worked as a technology journalist in the Netherlands before moving to Poland to work as a regular correspondent for various news outlets. He still loves the bits and bytes though.
For Western businesses with teams in Central Europe, an appreciation of cultural differences is key to making projects run better.
The region, first known as a computer virus factory, has since became one of the most advanced security hubs in the world, housing companies like Kaspersky, Bitdefender, and ESET. This is how it happened.
Polish team Dragon Sector clinched last year's competition, and they're now looking for their next challenge.
Romanian startups are increasingly taking wing in a market dominated by outsourcing companies. Do they have what it takes?
Once, it was the economy that made Poland's IT professionals nervous. Now, there's more optimism, but concerns about buyers' failure to see benefit in IT investment and the shift to software and services.
After the fall of communism, many of Bulgaria's IT experts left the country and headed to Western Europe. Today, a new breed of developers wants to prove that ambition is more important than money.
Government IT buying gets flack the world over, but in Poland, an election foul-up means it's coming in for special criticism. What went wrong?
An upcoming audit has found massive failings across Polish institutions when it comes to digital threats.
Romanian software engineers have seen their paychecks rapidly increase over the past decade. Will the country maintain its advantage as an outsourcing location?
Deciding the fate of two slices of LTE-compatible spectrum is getting many hot under the collar.
Small companies focused on offering low-priced devices are managing to turn the tables on the giants of the tech world. Here's how they do it.
The Hungarian ruling party has removed a planned levy on internet traffic from its proposed budget.
As Hungarians take to the streets to protest about a proposed levy on internet traffic, both sides set out their arguments.
The crowd's march took in the ruling party’s HQ, where protesters threw keyboards, mice and old hardware at the building.
The best of ZDNet, delivered
- 1 Amazon arrives in Poland, Czech Republic - but not everyone's happy
- 2 IT outsourcing: As Romania vies to be the new India, can the country keep up?
- 3 'Life is pretty good here for IT people': Where techies earn five times the average salary
- 4 The land where skilled IT workers don't pay tax. Yes, it really exists
- 5 Romania opens corruption case into nine ministers over Microsoft licensing deal