Seems like IT offshoring has become a usual thing for the majotiry of busnesses. The annual survey of IT budgets and technology trends by the Society of Information Management (SIM) found that 65% of companies use it for some aspects of their business. The survey covers CIOs and senior IT leaders at 275 companies mainly from the USA.
The main outsourcing destinations are: India (58% ot those who use outsourcing), China (10%), Mexico (7%), Western Europe (6%), Eastern Europe (4%), Philippines and the Caribbean (4%), Russia and Brazil (both 3%), the survey said.
Another good news is that IT spendings are not being cut. This year 83% of respondents claim that their IT budgets were equal or greater than the preveious year, and 85% have respective plans for the next year 2012. According to the survey, cost reduction is the last among the CIOs’ priorities. The reason is simple - companies want to leverage IT to reduce overall costs, instead of cutting it to achieve relatively insignificant saving.
The top priorities for IT managers are: business agility, business process management, IT strategic planning, IT reliability and efficiency, enterprise architecture, security and revenue-generating IT innovations.
The figures provided by SIM survey once again acknowledged that IT outsourcing is a good way to cope with the challenges facing IT leaders. We believe that in the future the percentage of those who outsource will become even greater and reach 80% in the next few years.
You can learn more about other findings of SIM survey on Computerworld.