Study reveals industries boosting investment in IT outsourcing

The retail, manufacturing, telecoms and media sectors in Europe and EMEA have spent more on IT outsourcing during the first 9 months of 2011 than in the whole of last year.

Based on study “Study reveals sectors boosting investment in IT outsourcing” ComputerWeekly has found that in Europe, Africa and Middle East companies have spent more on IT outsourcing.

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Martyn Hart, chairman at the National Outsourcing Association, said the retail sector is an example of a sector harnessing IT outsourcing to become more efficient and attract more customers.

Tesco, Argos, Homebase and Poundland have all recently made major investments in outsourced technology. “This will help them run retail and warehouse operations to maximum efficiency, and improve customer experience.”

The manufacturing industry spent €1.5bn in the third quarter this year, compared with €1.4bn in the same period last year. The sector has already spent €5.8bn in the first three quarters of this year, compared with €5.6bn in all of 2010.

The telecoms sector has spent €4bn so far in 2011, compared with €2.8bn in all of 2010. And this is really amazing grow.

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