Monday, January 22, 2007

About 3.3% US IT Budgets to be Spent on Offshoring in ‘07 – SIM

According to a study by the Society for Information Management (SIM), a Chicago-based professional society of IT executives, about 3.3 percent of the IT budget will be spent on offshore projects in 2007 in the US, while about 9.3 percent of the IT budget is expected to be spent on domestic outsourcing.

In addition, about 66 percent of the respondents stated that they will not spend their IT budgets for outsourcing in 2007. Many companies are planning to establish in-house IT support infrastructure and are expected to spend about 33 percent of their IT budgets for training IT staff. Most of the IT professionals favored domestic outsourcing over offshoring. The companies providing IT support to various firms located in London are expected to gain more business, including outsourcing of IT infrastructure and applications, from the capital.

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