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Worldwide Offshore IT Services 2014-2018 Forecast

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  • 81 Pages
  • IDC

This IDC study answers the following questions:

  • How is the model of offshore evolving?
  • What is the opportunity for offshore providers by geographic region?
  • What are IDC's predictions and assumptions relating to market forces impacting the offshore IT services market, and what impact will they have on the market forecasts?
  • Which assumptions are of sufficient importance that a change in the assumption would result in a change in the market forecasts?
  • What impact will developments in this market have on the players in the market?
  • What are the not-to-be-missed opportunities?

"While the market involving offshore-based IT services continues to grow, though much more slowly than in previous years, players utilizing this business model are increasingly challenged by customers as they shift to using cloud-based services models ranging from SaaS for business applications and IaaS for datacenter infrastructure to mobility and social media, all of which result in fundamental changes in how customers manage these environments and from whom they procure their IT services," said David Tapper, vice president for Outsourcing and Offshore Services at IDC. "Mitigating the risks of cannibalization of traditional IT services by cloud-based services requires that offshore providers have a dual strategy of supporting current growth that involves providing capabilities to support greater enterprise agility, investing more heavily in local markets, and continuing to deliver significant cost savings, as well as a long-term strategy of changing their business models that could involve investing in critical resources in provisioning cloud services, developing a framework for pursing Internet of Things (IoT) opportunities, and/or leveraging core competencies to invest in new markets."

Table of Contents

IDC Opinion

In This Study

  • Methodology
  • Scope and Definitions
    • What Is Not Covered
      • Local Players
      • Captive and Channel Customer Expenditures
      • Offshore Business Process Outsourcing
  • Worldwide Analyst Team

Situation Overview

  • Overview of the Offshore Market
    • Offshore Versus Nearshore
    • Offshore Versus Outsourcing Managed Services
    • Offshore Player Versus Local Player Market
    • "Total" Offshore Market

Future Outlook

  • Forecast and Assumptions
    • Worldwide Offshore IT Services Forecast by Region
    • Worldwide Offshore IT Services Forecast by Foundation Market
    • U.S. Offshore IT Services Market
      • Key U.S. Market and Industry Trends
        • Top Buyer Imperatives and Challenges
        • Internal Buyer Organizational Shift to Cloud-Based Delivery and Consumption
        • Key Buyer Expectations of Outsourcers and Service Providers
        • Competitive Trends
    • Canada Offshore IT Services Market
      • Key Canada Market Trends
    • EMEA Offshore IT Services Market
      • EMEA Offshore Services Demand Drivers
      • Key EMEA Market Trends
    • Asia/Pacific Offshore IT Services Market
      • Key Asia/Pacific Market Trends
  • Market Context

Essential Guidance

  • Actions to Consider

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  • Related Research
  • Methodology
    • Historical Market Values and Exchange Rates
  • Synopsis

List of Tables

  • Table: Elements of IDC's Offshore Services Forecast
  • Table: Top 3 Assumptions for the Worldwide Offshore IT Services Market, 2014-2018
  • Table: Key Forecast Assumptions for the Worldwide Offshore IT Services Market, 2014-2018
  • Table: Worldwide Offshore IT Services Spending by Importing Region, 2006-2018 ($M)
  • Table: Worldwide Offshore IT Services Spending by Foundation Market, 2006-2018 ($M)
  • Table: U.S. Offshore IT Services Spending by Foundation Market, 2006-2018 ($M)
  • Table: Key Forecast Assumptions for the U.S. Offshore IT Services Market, 2014-2018
  • Table: Canada Offshore IT Services Spending by Foundation Market, 2006-2018 ($M)
  • Table: Key Forecast Assumptions for the Canada Offshore IT Services Market, 2014-2018
  • Table: EMEA Offshore IT Services Spending by Foundation Market, 2006-2018 ($M)
  • Table: Key Forecast Assumptions for the EMEA Offshore IT Services Market, 2014-2018
  • Table: Asia/Pacific Offshore IT Services Spending by Foundation Market, 2006-2018 ($M)
  • Table: Key Forecast Assumptions for the Asia/Pacific Offshore IT Services Market, 2014-2018
  • Table: Worldwide Offshore IT Services Spending, 2006-2018: Comparison of April 2013 and April 2014 Forecasts ($M)
  • Table: Exchange Rates, 2006-2013 (%)

List of Figures

  • Figure: Onshore Market Model of IT Services Expenditures by Player Type
  • Figure: Resource Model of IT Services Expenditures Captured by Offshore Players
  • Figure: Resource Model of IT Services Expenditures Captured by Onshore Players
  • Figure: Worldwide Offshore IT Services Spending Share by Importing Region, 2013 and 2018
  • Figure: Worldwide Offshore IT Services Spending Share by Foundation Market, 2013-2018
  • Figure: U.S. Offshore IT Services Spending Share by Foundation Market, 2013 and 2018
  • Figure: Canada Offshore IT Services Spending Share by Foundation Market, 2013 and 2018
  • Figure: EMEA Offshore IT Services Spending Share by Foundation Market, 2013 and 2018
  • Figure: Asia/Pacific Offshore IT Services Spending Share by Foundation Market, 2013 and 2018
  • Figure: Worldwide Offshore IT Services Spending, 2006-2018: Comparison of April 2013 and April 2014 Forecasts
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