ArmInfo. According to the Government press-office information, on March 9 Prime-Minister Karen Karapetyan visited Synopsis Armenia and Volo companies. Karen Karapetyan learned current and perspective projects of the leading company in IT field- Synopsis Armenia, as well as about its initiatives on developing branches. The leading staff of the company presented details related to forming program, which is being accomplished based on collaboration with a number of Institutions of Higher Education, which leads to integration of young employees. Achievements of Synopsis Armenia, as well as appropriate plans, were presented to Karen Karapetyan at the production department of the company. Having a talk with employees and students, the Prime-Minister encouraged new approaches and ideas implementation. The Head of the Governement emphasized the importance of development of IT field, suggesting to present a complex program of the company development to the Government review , fixing the responsibilities of the Government and private sector. The discussion of the program is planned soon at the Ministers Cabinet.
The Head of the Government also visited Volo, the organization-leader of the innovatory-outsourcing field, has learned the achievements of the company and development plans. The company, founded in 2006, is specialized in applying innovatory ideas to business. 140 experts are involved in the company, working out modern ideas in direction of providing cyber security, mobile applications and others.
In 2016 almost half of Armenian users-62% faced different types of cyber menaces, the Deputy Director of Global Centre of Researches and Analyses of Menaces "Kasper Laboratory" Sergey Novikov informed during the presentation of Menaces of Digital World on March 2. "Kaspersky Laboratory" found out that every third user in Armenia faced the cyber menaces in internet during 2016, such as harmful programs, hacker attacks, deception, particularly with phishing, web-pages, spam and many others" he noted.
To note, according to estimates of the Ministry of Economic Development and investments, the turnover of involved 540 companies of the sector according to 2016 resulted in total about $ 500 mln, with average growth almost up to 20%. According to the results of the year this economic growth provided about 6% Armenian PPP.