This IDC study provides a detailed view of the consulting and systems integration (C&SI) market, with an emphasis on how the various macro trends are impacting IT services in general and C&SI specifically. It also provides a country overview and forecast of the CI market.
According to Prabhitha Sheethal D'Cruz, market analyst for Consulting and Integration Services at IDC Asia/Pacific: "The emphasis is slowly shifting from keeping the lights on to enabling businesses meet their strategic and tactical objectives." This has been witnessed in the change in CIO's role and the approach to IT as differentiation for business lever, as opposed to being a silo business function. "Emphasis on the software layer and SDLC at large will be crucial as mobility, cloud, Big Data, and social, while important, are not easily integrated into the existing software stack."