Gartner: IT outsourcing spending will rise to $ 252 billion in 2012


According to him, IT outsourcing services will receive $ 251.7 billion this year, representing a 2.1% growth over the $ 246.6 billion in 2011. However, this does not apply to all regions - spending in Europe is down 1.9 percent due to the uncertain economic situation, while it is rising in North America and the Asia-Pacific region.

According to Gartner, the fastest-growing segment within the ITO market is cloud computing as a subset of cloud-based IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) services. For cloud computing services users will spend $ 5 billion in 2012 already 48.7 percent more than last year ($ 3.4 billion).

"Cloud computing services today tend to automate simple functions, but with new and updated applications, there will be more value through service consistency, agility, and reduced staffing costs, " said Gregor Petri, Research Director at Gartner. "Continuing privacy and compliance concerns may hamper growth in some regions, especially as providers are slow to bring localized solutions to market."

The mature market for data center outsourcing (DCO), which accounted for 34.5 percent of the total market in 2011, will decline by 1 percent in 2012, according to Gartner. "The data center outsourcing market is at an important turning point in which a number of systems are gradually being replaced by new delivery models by 2016, " said Gartner's research director Bryan Ritz. "These new services allow providers to address new customer categories and offer DCO to small and medium-sized businesses in addition to traditional large-scale customers."

In the area of ‚Äč‚ÄčApplication Outsourcing (AO), the market is said to reach $ 40.7 billion, up 2 percent from 2011 ($ 39.9 billion), according to Gartner. Analysts Britz said: "Legacy legacy and capped IT budgets have made businesses buy more cautiously, and instead have to be more evolutionary than other applications Turning to services such as SaaS (Software-as-a-Service), new applications will be primarily packaged or SaaS to incrementally expand and modernize their existing portfolio. " While individual software remains "core" to many companies, the trend for the next five years is towards the cloud and Saas, raising the AO forecast.