Lack of skills driving firms to outsource, says IDG
Wednesday, 4th May 2011
Of the 1,176 managers who were polled by IDG, some of the biggest requirements for outsourcing included accessing skills that were unavailable to the host firm � this was 52%, reducing costs � relevant to 50% of the executives, and management of staffing requirements � relevant for 44% of those who were surveyed.
The poll also revealed that about 33% were seeking service providers who would be able to support and come up with new projects and to enhance technology and business processes. Just a small amount of 19% hired outsourcers to provide innovation for the company.
What most managers considered significant when choosing vendors included the following: With regard to onshore vendors, some of the differentiating factors were cost � 94%, technical or business expertise � 92%, along with the availability of a wide talent pool � 88%.
Publication : Outsource Portfolio
TAGS : idg skills
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