Source – Rachael King
Companies are turning increasingly to IT outsourcing as a means of supplementing and, in some cases, replacing internal hires. That’s especially true of application hosting. About 35% of companies say they’ll outsource more in this area during the next year to 18 months, according to a new report from global consulting firm Bluewolf. Cloud computing is partially driving this growth, as more companies use applications from the likes of Salesforce, Google and Workday.
Companies spend nearly half of their outsourcing budgets on application services including development, hosting and maintenance. Bluewolf predicts that as more companies rely on cloud providers, the outsourcing of applications will grow, whether it’s to providers who offer niche services or larger companies like Google or Microsoft.