Having a portfolio of services — which includes the cloud — is the best bet for survival for many offshore service providers in the long run.
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The global IT outsourcing market is expected to hit US$288 billion this year, with Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Great China markets growing more than 13 percent, Gartner numbers reveal.
Spending on public cloud is replacing some types of IT services spending but also stimulating others, according to research.
Outsourcing is still on the rise, with global revenue from outsourcing increasing 7.8 per cent year on year in 2011; however, growth is becoming hard to achieve, according to Gartner.
One of Gartner's top predictions for 2010 was that 20 per cent of companies would have no IT assets by 2012. With that time now fast approaching, is it really possible for companies to ditch their in-house IT?
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The CRM and platform-as-a-service provider is to launch Database.com, an enterprise-grade, on-demand database product
A tenth of all outsourcing spend over 2010 will have gone on cloud services including software, business processes and infrastructure as a service, according to analyst firm Gartner.
A tenth of all outsourcing spend over 2010 will have gone on cloud services including software, business processes and infrastructure as a service, according to analyst firm Gartner
Cloud computing is set for a bright future and will turn traditional outsourcing "upside down", but the latter is not likely to disappear for "many years yet", according to an industry analyst.
Traditional IT outsourcing will be impacted by cloud computing shift but unlikely to become obsolete over the next few years, notes Gartner analyst.
The nine principal methods of buying IT will each feel the growth of cloud computing in a specific way, says Claudio Da Rold
The operator is to hand over the management of its broadband network to BT Wholesale in an attempt to improve performance and stem customer losses
Business process outsourcing in India's domestic market forecast to yield potential upside, with growth reaching US$1.2 billion in 2011 and US$1.8 billion by 2013, says Gartner.
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Critical for companies to pick right business process outsourcing partners as quarter of top providers will cease to exist in three years, Gartner predicts in new report.
Gartner says the good news for companies that plan to outsource is that the cost of doing business will decrease. But that's the bad news, too - outsourcing partners may go out of business.
The analyst firm says organisations should track the health of outsourcing partners and avoid long-term contracts
While the number of megadeals has fallen, an increase in smaller contracts means the total value of all outsourcing deals signed in 2008 was £30bn — a third more than 2007's total
Megadeals not in their optimal prime