19.01.2011

Good prospects for software business in Finland

Software companies in Finland expect good business from digital monitoring systems, the increasing use of online services, and projects involving municipal and state authorities.

The creation of electronic and wireless services will bring much more work for software companies in Finland, according to Harri Hämeenoja, CEO of Softsalo Oy. For example, he predicts that in the next few years the care sector will have demand for remote monitoring systems using mobile phones, computers and cameras, designed to assist in the care of elderly people.

Jaakko Salminen, managing director of Ohjelmistoyrittäjät ry, expects the popularity of online services to increase dramatically in the near future, offering more growth opportunities for software companies. In Finland there is a clear trend that in addition to their major projects, municipalities and state administration are also initiating smaller projects with software companies. Jyrki Ali-Yrkkö, director of research at ETLA, the Research Institute of the Finnish Economy, also believes that the increasing digitalisation of society means major opportunities for the software sector in Finland.


Source: Salon Seudun Sanomat