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Asian ITO spending trend to be reversed

by: Carlo Abadilla

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 |

Experts predict that Asia's spending on information technology outsourcing will grow faster than their western counterparts this year, Financial Times reports. Dell Services chairman, Jim Champy sees this as a reversed trend in outsourcing spending from the recent trend of western groups buying services from Asian outsourcing locations such as India and China.

"We see, as most providers do, the Asian markets growing faster - clearly more than Europe, and certainly faster than the US," stated Champy. "What it would feel like to me is two to three times faster, percentage-wise."

A report by KPMG and Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organization projected a significant increase in Asia's share of global IT services spending an estimated 26.3% compared to the current 20% in global IT and business process outsourcing services consumption.

The trend represents a complete reversal of the trend of Asian IT companies sending executives to developed markets to purchase business from western outsourcing consultancies.


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