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Forrester: 20% of UK & US Firms Say No to Outsourcing

by: Sarah Joson

Friday, September 9, 2011 |

Forrester Consulting said approximately 20 percent of Fortune 500 companies included in the survey are still not outsourcing business functions. As stated at Forrsights, these firms are missing out on the advantages of outsourcing such as having a testing centre of excellence, managed testing services or testing-as-a-service (Taas) if they do not see the basic things outsourcing can do for them in the first place.

A report commissioned by Forrester Consulting on behalf of testing major AppLabs stated that 93 percent of the survey participants are looking at Taas, which shows that they are willing to outsource through a service provider to accommodate their business processes.

The report also included that some issues that large firms look into include security breaches, increased regulatory requirements, and pressures to ensure business continuity. This is why they take testing commercially sensitive and business critical software, services, and applications seriously.


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