The findings reveal that for the first time in the UK study, cost reduction is no longer the number one driver for organisations planning to outsource more. Instead, they are outsourcing to focus on core business (57%) and gain access to resources/talent (56%). Research also found that 91% of participants rated their IT service provider(s) satisfactory and the average satisfaction has increased by one percentage point to 73%, the highest score to date.
Key findings from the 2022 study include:
Manish Khandelwal, IT Transformation expert at PA Consulting, says: "The pandemic years have accelerated the pace of digital transformation across sectors, and organisations have no choice but to be agile, innovative and ingenious. Businesses are aggressively using opportunities presented by digital transformation to drive growth which is resulting in significant demand for technology services. The market has matured, and clients are focused more on value rather than costs.
"The outsourcing industry has used the pandemic years as an opportunity to transform its operating model and has emerged stronger. The war for talent has reached unprecedented levels and will only intensify in the short term, however the industry has the unique opportunity to drive global workforce transformation. As the world economy enters a potentially turbulent period, winners will be those that are able to meaningfully co-create with clients, help them reduce time to market and contribute to both the top line and the bottom line"
The UK study is part of Whitelane's annual IT sourcing studies, which interviews sourcing executives (CIOs/CFOs or their direct reports) about their outsourcing plans and their opinions on service providers. The studies are conducted in 13 different European countries and provide a comprehensive overview of the IT outsourcing landscape in each country. The survey shows the main outsourcing trends, evaluates and ranks the main IT service providers based on a set of key performance indicators (KPIs), and analyses trends in outsourcing governance and the impact of new technologies.
For more information visit: www.paconsulting.com/insights/2022/uk-it-sourcing-study-2022/
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