CIO recently looked at the upcoming trends that can be expected to influence the IT outsourcing field in 2014. Check out their list:
- Look for article intelligence and automated machines to compete with humans for employment and task completion.
- Efforts to scale cost and preserve talent will lead to the implementation of both insourced and outsourced offshore services.
- Insourcing will flourish as companies push to regain control of their workforce.
- Service integration will be brought back in-house so companies can establish ease of management and overall effectiveness in their practices.
- As cloud goes mainstream, users will be able to compare options and encourage competition, leaving providers with the opportunity to pick the most innovative technology and utilize it for business purposes.
- Outsourced cooperation agreements are on the rise as organizations work together and strive to capitalize financially and reach related goals.
- Outsourced consultations take a backseat and companies use their own consultants as a means of limiting their financial obligations.
- Watch for Indian-based IT service firms to put pressure on U.S.-based companies over infrastructure deals.
- Expect large-scale operations to be broken down into numerous, smaller deals and small-scale operations to be bundled into midsized deals as a way to gain traction with clients.
- With business services going global, establishing a governing body to oversee transactions will become critical, but expect a shortage in political talent to severely limit this endeavor.
Read the entire article here.