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Worldwide Offshore IT Services Forecast, 2017-2021

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Worldwide Offshore IT Services Forecast, 2017-2021
Published: May 3, 2017 Content info: 28 Pages
This IDC study presents forecasts of spending (customer expenditures) for the worldwide offshore IT services market for 2016-2021. This study includes advice to providers of IT services, an analysis of key market and industry trends by importing markets, key market drivers and inhibitors, significant market developments, and highlights of key changes from the prior forecast. This study also updates the previous forecast published in Worldwide Offshore IT Services Forecast, 2016-2020 (IDC #US40404616, May 2016).This IDC study answers the following questions:How is the model of offshore evolving?What is the opportunity for offshore providers by importing geographic region?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?"The worldwide offshore IT services market is not only entering its mature stage but is also faced with multiple challenges ranging from substitute service options in the form of platforms (e.g., cloud) to geopolitical instability in developed markets, which are placing new pressures on international trade and use of foreign talent," said David Tapper, vice president for Outsourcing and Managed Cloud Services at IDC. "Success for offshore providers, and providers using offshore resources, will require investing more in platform-based service delivery, expanding business consulting capabilities to support clients in transforming into digital enterprises, and hedging against potential barriers resulting from developed markets' changes in trade and immigration policies."
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Product Code: US41237117

IDC Market Forecast Figure

Executive Summary

Advice for Technology Suppliers

Market Forecast

  • Worldwide Offshore IT Services Spending Forecast View
  • Forecasts by Importing Regions
    • U.S. Offshore IT Services Spending Forecast
      • Key U.S. Market and Industry Trends
        • Cognitive and Automation
        • IoT
        • Managed Cloud Services Deal Making: Move to "Hybrid IT"
    • Canada Offshore IT Services Spending Forecast
      • Key Canada Market Trends
    • EMEA Offshore IT Services Spending Forecast
      • EMEA Offshore Services Demand Drivers
      • Key EMEA Market Trends
    • APAC Offshore IT Services Spending Forecast
      • Key Asia/Pacific Market Trends

Market Context

  • Drivers and Inhibitors
    • Drivers
      • Ensuring Business Operations
      • Optimizing Financial Management
    • Inhibitors
      • Security Issues
      • Operational Efficiencies
      • Geopolitical Disruption
  • Significant Market Developments
    • Productivity Trends
    • Buyer Preferences of Cloud Service Providers and Competitor Restructurings
      • Cognitive Automation
  • Changes from Prior Forecast

Market Definition


  • What Is Not Covered
    • Local Players
    • Captive and Channel Customer Expenditures
    • Offshore Business Process Outsourcing
  • Worldwide Analyst Team
  • Overview of the Offshore Market
    • Offshore Versus Nearshore
    • Offshore Versus Outsourcing-Managed Services
    • Offshore Player Versus Local Player Market
    • "Total" Offshore Market
  • A Note on Cloud
  • A Note on the Term "Managed Services"

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