IT Outsourcing Is Latest Trend: Survey

Bangalore | Updated: Aug 27 2004, 05:30am hrs
Offshore outsourcing of information technology (IT) infrastructure management is likely to be next big thing, according to results of a survey conducted by Wipro Technologies recently.

According to the online survey of 145 executives from various industries, more than 30 per cent of the respondents were planning to offshore their IT infrastructure in the next 12 months.

Yet another another 30 per cent or respondents were also gaining more ground with 34 per cent of the respondents planning to offshore some of their business processes in the 12 months.

Traditional application development and management will continue to lead in organisations offshore outsourcing plans with more than two-third of the respondents planning to offshore them in the next one year.

The study found that offshore outsourcing was increasingly becoming a strategic initiative in global organisations.

Majority of the executives, who were surveyed, said that their offshore outsourcing spends would increase this year.

The findings confirm that offshore outsourcing has now become mainstream, there is a clear indication that various global organisations have gained confidence to offshore new and complex service lines like IT infrastructure management and critical business processes, said president, enterprise solutions Wipro Technologies, Sudip Banerjee.

Around 40 per cent of the respondents, who were spoken to, were keen on evaluating relationships with new vendors.