Offshoring Gains Popularity

A global CIO study from 2010 reveals that 90 percent of CIOs will be maintaining or increasing offshore outsourcing projects in 2010 and 2011. According to the UK-based IT staffing and managed services firm Harvey Nash, outsourcing has been greatly used during the recession and CIOs are inclined to continue using outsourced services.

In its 2010 Global CIO Survey, Nash surveyed 2,855 IT executives from around the world and found 62 percent outsource software-application development; 53 percent outsource software maintenance; and 53 percent outsource IT infrastructure services. Twenty-two percent outsource systems integration, 8 percent outsource BPO, 8 percent outsource HR BPO, and 6 percent outsource their entire IT department. Thirty-six percent of CIOs are increasing their budgets in 2011 for offshore outsourcing activities.

If you’re considering offshore outsourcing, don’t miss our checklist of the Nine Things No One Ever Told You About Offshoring.

For more on the Harvey Nash outsourcing study, read the eWeek article Offshore Outsourcing is an Increasingly Popular Business Strategy.

CIO Insight Staff
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