Custom apps focus for UK ITO
A survey released this week shows that custom applications top the agenda for outsourcing amongst IT directors in the UK. The study, carried out by Vanson Bourne on behalf of Spain-based outsource provider Valueshore, says that 61% of the 200 IT directors questioned are either already outsourcing custom apps or planning to; some 50% plan to outsource maintenance of packaged apps such as Oracle.
Forty-three per cent of respondents to the survey intend to outsource remote infrastructure management; 30% will engage in some form of BPO; and 16% plan to outsource BI functions, according to Valueshore.
“This research has indicated that application development and maintenance is growing in popularity, however many businesses still aren’t prepared to outsource functions such as BI… When a company is looking at outsourcing, it’s tempting to base outsourcing decisions purely on day-rates. Although this will cut costs in the short-term, for continued savings, businesses must consider other factors,” said Valueshore Spain cofounder Daniel Naoum.