The IT sector in Serbia is also suffering the consequences of the crisis

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The IT sector suffers the same consequences as all other industries. Maybe not to such an extent, but it definitely suffers the consequences. Our industry is related to other industries, such as construction, catering and the like.
Even the programming part itself has suffered and continues to suffer the consequences, given that investments have been stopped, reduced or delayed. Therefore, our sector, which is the service sector of all industries, suffers, says Nikola Knezevic, owner of the IT company Nes Communications, for the next issue of Nova ekonomija.
This summer, Knezevic believes, will be very challenging for many, both employers and employees. First, business will still not be at the level it is normal to be, because no economy will recover by the summer, not even ours, given that we are highly dependent on foreign investment and foreign markets.
What I see as the most problematic for employers is the inability to plan cash flows, because the affected industries and companies will continue to have a problem, and thus will delay payment to their suppliers. Also, many projects will be postponed for next year, while it remains to be seen what the recovery will look like.
As far as employees are concerned, their problems will also be multiple, because in addition to reduced workload, salaries will probably be reduced, and those who have already reduced salaries will not return them to the old level by the end of the year, due to the impossibility of going on vacation nowhere except in Serbia, because it will probably still be problematic to travel, and also because employees with small children will have a problem with babysitting during the summer.
The virtual office is getting closer to reality in Serbia. There are tools for that, you just have to use them. I believe that there will be a large number of people who will perform activities from the cafe, it is peaceful there, and a meeting can be organized, as well as drinking coffee, Nikola Knezevic thinks, Nova Ekonomija reports.