Finnish companies expect IT services to be outsourced

IT maintenance and support will be outsourced and software will increasingly move online, according to a survey by Hewlett Packard in Finland.

“Office software is already moving to the cloud at a dizzying pace and there is no reason to suspect that the speed will significantly slow down in the next few years,” says Mika Sipilä, who is responsible for technology services at HP Finland. “Online applications do not require constantly updated software from workstations or safety measures that slow down data traffic. Device management and data security must be under complete control, however.”

Email is expected to be still in use for the next 20 years.

Sources: Kauppalehti, HP press release 7.9.2011