Welcome to 2014 from IBA. This is going to be an exciting year! Not only is the European economic recovery really starting to pick up – with the UK probably leading the way – there are new technologies that are coming onto the outsourcing scene and becoming really important.
An article in CIO magazine highlights the top 10 outsourcing trends to watch out for this year.
IT outsourcing experts say: “this could be the year customers — and a few robots — take greater control of the IT outsourcing space”.
Our favourites from the CIO list are:
Hybrid offshoring; offshoring will continue to be an important trend, but many companies will explore how they can do it partly themselves and partly with a supplier – in a more blended way than before.
The cloud being grounded; the cloud is here to stay, that cannot be denied, but many companies have jumped into cloud-based services without realising that they often need a complete culture change, not just a technology change. It’s likely that some companies will step back and plan better for the cloud this year.
Lower cost consulting; we all know that most consulting is overpriced and many companies that deliver services can provide great advice as well as delivery – this is going to become a more popular consulting solution this year.
Of course CIO mentions several more trends, but what do you think will be the big outsourcing stories of 2014? Leave a comment here or tweet us on @ibagroup.