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Worldwide Offshore IT Services Forecast, 2018-2022

Published by IDC Product code 240019
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Worldwide Offshore IT Services Forecast, 2018-2022
Published: May 4, 2018 Content info: 26 Pages

This IDC study presents forecasts of spending (customer expenditures) for the worldwide offshore IT services market for 2018-2022. 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, 2017-2021.

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 faced with multiple challenges ranging from substitute service options in the form of platforms (e.g., cloud) to geopolitical instability in developed markets to fundamental restructuring in client industries," said David Tapper, vice president for Outsourcing and Managed Cloud Services at IDC. "Success for offshore providers, and providers using offshore resources, will require building and branding services as platform centric, creating DevOps as cloud factories, expanding innovation labs, investing in local markets, and expanding investments in automation."

Table of Contents
Product Code: US42629618

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 Services
        • Managed Cloud Services
        • Bundling of IoT with 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
    • Cloud Management Platforms
    • Deal Trends for Managed Cloud Services in ITO, 2011-2016
    • Competitive Environment
    • Benefits and Challenges of Managed Cloud Services
  • 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

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