Swedish IT Outsourcing Intelligence Report 2011: Pre-Release Highlights

Top Quote IT Sourcing Europe reveals some of the key findings of the Swedish IT Outsourcing survey 2011. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) April 01, 2011 - IT Sourcing Europe, a UK-based nearshore IT outsourcing (ITO) research and advisory company, has recently closed its Swedish ITO survey, conducted in the frames of the All-European ITO research 2011. The survey was conducted online in February-March 2011 and completed by the 479 Swedish companies of different sizes and industry sectors. The ratio of outsourcing to non-outsourcing companies that took part in the survey was 41.8% to 55%.

    The survey allowed benchmarking the following trends at the Swedish ITO market in 1Q 2011:

    43.9% of Swedish companies have been outsourcing their IT and/or software development functions for more than 37 months
    Key drivers of corporate decisions to outsource in Sweden are: reduction of operating costs (up 33.5% from 2010), shortage of domestic IT skills and resources (up 33% from 2010) and necessity to focus on core competences such as product marketing, business development, infrastructure setup/upgrade etc (up 21.3% from 2010)
    The overall volume of the outsourced projects in Sweden has lessened over the past months with the 0-49K projects increasing by 34.9%, and the 500+K projects dropping by 7.2%, compared to 2010
    28.9% of the companies surveyed use Offshore/Nearshore Dedicated Center model, which is down 23.5% from last year, while 34% of companies use Dedicated/Own Team model to engage with providers - up 14.7% from 2010. Fixed price projects are outsourced by 31.5% of companies, which is down 16% from last year
    30% of companies transfer their SD/IT function(s) nearshore - up 3% from 2010; 25% of companies outsource within Sweden - up 5.3% from 2010, and 22.5% of outsourcers go offshore - down 2.5% from 2010
    Web 2.0 solutions remain most outsourced - by 60% of companies, followed by Enterprise and mobile areas of expertise that are outsourced by the equal numbers of companies - 29% each
    There is an increasing demand for cloudsourcing from the Swedish companies - up 13.1% from 2010
    Outsourcing is most adopted by the IT, software development and telecom companies - 40.5%, followed by mobile software development companies - 17.5% and iGambling providers and games studios - 9.5% of the entire representative sample

    More thought-provoking findings will be available in the Swedish ITO Intelligence Report 2011 to be published in May 2011.

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