Media releases are provided as is by companies and have not been edited or checked for accuracy. Any queries should be directed to the company itself.

IDC: IT Outsourcing Gaining Momentum in 2009 Thanks to Economic Climate

  • 02 June, 2009 11:16

<p>Sydney, Australia, 2 June 2009. According to a new IDC report, the current economic climate is driving companies that have not previously considered outsourcing to reconsider the benefits of offshoring. Driven by the need to reduce costs and optimise headcounts, IDC expects IT outsourcing to gain momentum.</p>
<p>The report titled, Australia Outsourcing Services Market Forecast and Analysis 2009-2013, reveals that the total outsourcing market stood at A$6.4Bn in 2008 and is predicted to grow at a 5 year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4% over the forecast period 2009-2013.</p>
<p>IDC's report reveals that even organisations that have previously shied away from offshore outsourcing are actively evaluating this delivery model to reduce back office costs and gain access to skills while optimising their resources to adapt to the slowdown in the economy.</p>
<p>"The current economic situation is driving more organisations to think seriously about outsourcing as a way to keep costs down, in particular we expect to see a greater interest in managed services. In a time like this, to have differentiated outsourcing strategies and options that address the diverse needs of a cost conscious market, will benefit the market,' said Marina Beale, Senior Market Analyst, IT Services at IDC.</p>
<p>“Overall any cost cutting solution will be high on the agenda for most company CIOs. For example, virtualisation, Cloud computing/SaaS are examples of solutions that offer potential savings related to both capital expenditure as well as operational expenditure. Companies, large and small can potentially benefit from these technologies/delivery models, which would level out the competitive playing field,” Beale added.</p>
<p>On IDC's website this report relates to document #AU221203S, Australia Outsourcing Services Market Forecast and Analysis 2009-2013.</p>
<p>For further information on the findings contained in this report or to request an analyst briefing on this topic, please contact Sally Taylor-Phillips, Marketing Communications Manager at IDC on +61 2 9925 2234 or e-mail</p>
<p>For more information or an interview with analyst, please contact Sally Taylor-Phillips, Marketing Communications Manager at IDC on +61 2 9925 2234 or e-mail</p>
<p>About IDC</p>
<p>IDC is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends covering over 110 countries worldwide. For more than 44 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company. You can learn more about IDC by visiting or</p>

Most Popular

Editor's Recommendations

Solution Centres


View all events Submit your own security event

Latest Videos

  • 150x50

    CSO Webinar: Will your data protection strategy be enough when disaster strikes?

    Speakers: - Paul O’Connor, Engagement leader - Performance Audit Group, Victorian Auditor-General’s Office (VAGO) - Nigel Phair, Managing Director, Centre for Internet Safety - Joshua Stenhouse, Technical Evangelist, Zerto - Anthony Caruana, CSO MC & Moderator

    Play Video

  • 150x50

    CSO Webinar: The Human Factor - Your people are your biggest security weakness

    ​Speakers: David Lacey, Researcher and former CISO Royal Mail David Turner - Global Risk Management Expert Mark Guntrip - Group Manager, Email Protection, Proofpoint

    Play Video

  • 150x50

    CSO Webinar: Current ransomware defences are failing – but machine learning can drive a more proactive solution

    Speakers • Ty Miller, Director, Threat Intelligence • Mark Gregory, Leader, Network Engineering Research Group, RMIT • Jeff Lanza, Retired FBI Agent (USA) • Andy Solterbeck, VP Asia Pacific, Cylance • David Braue, CSO MC/Moderator What to expect: ​Hear from industry experts on the local and global ransomware threat landscape. Explore a new approach to dealing with ransomware using machine-learning techniques and by thinking about the problem in a fundamentally different way. Apply techniques for gathering insight into ransomware behaviour and find out what elements must go into a truly effective ransomware defence. Get a first-hand look at how ransomware actually works in practice, and how machine-learning techniques can pick up on its activities long before your employees do.

    Play Video

  • 150x50

    CSO Webinar: Get real about metadata to avoid a false sense of security

    Speakers: • Anthony Caruana – CSO MC and moderator • Ian Farquhar, Worldwide Virtual Security Team Lead, Gigamon • John Lindsay, Former CTO, iiNet • Skeeve Stevens, Futurist, Future Sumo • David Vaile - Vice chair of APF, Co-Convenor of the Cyberspace Law And Policy Community, UNSW Law Faculty This webinar covers: - A 101 on metadata - what it is and how to use it - Insight into a typical attack, what happens and what we would find when looking into the metadata - How to collect metadata, use this to detect attacks and get greater insight into how you can use this to protect your organisation - Learn how much raw data and metadata to retain and how long for - Get a reality check on how you're using your metadata and if this is enough to secure your organisation

    Play Video

  • 150x50

    CSO Webinar: How banking trojans work and how you can stop them

    CSO Webinar: How banking trojans work and how you can stop them Featuring: • John Baird, Director of Global Technology Production, Deutsche Bank • Samantha Macleod, GM Cyber Security, ME Bank • Sherrod DeGrippo, Director of Emerging Threats, Proofpoint (USA)

    Play Video

More videos

Blog Posts

Media Release

More media release

Market Place