Outsourcing no longer just for
cost savings, survey finds
Saving money is no longer the primary reason for companies
opting to outsource their IT operations, new research has found.
A survey of UK-based chief information officers (CIOs) by IT
outsourcing consultants Harvey Nash found that three quarters of
respondents listed responsiveness and flexibility as the primary
motivations for outsourcing, ITPro reports.
It also found that 53 per cent of CIOs expected their IT budgets
to rise in the next year and half of them anticipated spending
ten per cent or more of it on outsourcing.
Paul Smith, managing director of the global outsourcing and
software division of Harvey Nash, commented that the findings
showed that "IT outsourcing is here to stay".
In one of the latest instances of a large outsourcing contrast
being awarded, Tenpin, the bowling operator, has signed a £4.2
million contract to outsource its sales and service operations
to the Dataforce unit of Twenty PLC, it has been announced.
News Article - Tuesday, November 13, 2007 11:30
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