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Worldwide Offshore IT Services Forecast, 2016-2020

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Worldwide Offshore IT Services Forecast, 2016-2020
Published: May 9, 2016 Content info: 32 Pages

This IDC study presents forecasts of spending (customer expenditures) for the worldwide offshore IT services market for 2015-2020. 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 2015-2019 Forecast (IDC #255500, April 2015).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?

"As the worldwide offshore IT services market starts to show signs of maturity as its growth rate slows gradually and approaches that of the broader market, offshore providers continue to invest in critical areas, particularly around supporting the transformation of firms to digital enterprises, incorporating increasing levels of automation, and forming new strategic partnerships to provide innovative solutions," said David Tapper, vice president for Outsourcing, Managed, and Offshore Services at IDC. "However, the increasing pace of buyers in procuring services from newer types of providers (e.g., online, SaaS, crowdsourcers) is placing a much higher burden on offshore providers to make critical decisions as to what type of business model they want to pursue and which markets they believe will provide the best opportunities."

Table of Contents
Product Code: US40404616

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
        • Application Strategies and Requirements
        • Outsourcing Managed Services
      • Competitive Trends
    • 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
      • Substitution
  • Significant Market Developments
    • Enterprise Developments
    • Competitor Developments
  • 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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