An annual study commissioned by Savvis, Inc., a provider of cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises, predicts the number of companies that outsource their IT infrastructure will increase globally from 17 percent today to 64 percent in 2020.
In April, independent research firm Vanson Bourne surveyed more than 600 IT and business decision makers from mid to large enterprises and public sector organizations based in the United States, United Kingdom and Singapore.
Sixty-one percent of respondents believe managing IT in-house provides no competitive advantage and has to stop.
In looking at 2010, organizations cited cost savings (58 percent) and growing revenue (54 percent) as their top strategic priorities. The biggest issue facing organizations is having to doing more with less budget (54 percent).
When asked what factors prevent their organizations from outsourcing all elements of their IT infrastructure, survey respondents cited company culture (43 percent) and sunk costs where IT assets are already paid for and owned (37 percent).
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