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IDC: IT Outsourcing Gaining Momentum in 2009 Thanks to Economic Climate

  • 02 June, 2009 11:16

<p>Sydney, Australia, 2 June 2009. According to a new IDC report, the current economic climate is driving companies that have not previously considered outsourcing to reconsider the benefits of offshoring. Driven by the need to reduce costs and optimise headcounts, IDC expects IT outsourcing to gain momentum.</p>
<p>The report titled, Australia Outsourcing Services Market Forecast and Analysis 2009-2013, reveals that the total outsourcing market stood at A$6.4Bn in 2008 and is predicted to grow at a 5 year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4% over the forecast period 2009-2013.</p>
<p>IDC's report reveals that even organisations that have previously shied away from offshore outsourcing are actively evaluating this delivery model to reduce back office costs and gain access to skills while optimising their resources to adapt to the slowdown in the economy.</p>
<p>"The current economic situation is driving more organisations to think seriously about outsourcing as a way to keep costs down, in particular we expect to see a greater interest in managed services. In a time like this, to have differentiated outsourcing strategies and options that address the diverse needs of a cost conscious market, will benefit the market,' said Marina Beale, Senior Market Analyst, IT Services at IDC.</p>
<p>“Overall any cost cutting solution will be high on the agenda for most company CIOs. For example, virtualisation, Cloud computing/SaaS are examples of solutions that offer potential savings related to both capital expenditure as well as operational expenditure. Companies, large and small can potentially benefit from these technologies/delivery models, which would level out the competitive playing field,” Beale added.</p>
<p>On IDC's website www.idc.com this report relates to document #AU221203S, Australia Outsourcing Services Market Forecast and Analysis 2009-2013.</p>
<p>For further information on the findings contained in this report or to request an analyst briefing on this topic, please contact Sally Taylor-Phillips, Marketing Communications Manager at IDC on +61 2 9925 2234 or e-mail staylorphillips@idc.com.</p>
<p>Ends</p>
<p>For more information or an interview with analyst, please contact Sally Taylor-Phillips, Marketing Communications Manager at IDC on +61 2 9925 2234 or e-mail staylorphillips@idc.com.</p>
<p>About IDC</p>
<p>IDC is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends covering over 110 countries worldwide. For more than 44 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company. You can learn more about IDC by visiting www.idc.com or www.idc.com.au.</p>

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