Over three quarters of companies in the Nordic countries are expecting to outsource their IT services at least at the same level or more than before, according to a new report by KPMG. The research report Nordic Service Provider Performance and Satisfaction: 2012 is based on interviews with 340 Nordic companies that have a total of 900 IT outsourcing agreements.
An overwhelming 83% of the respondents in KPMG's study confirmed that they will continue to outsource at the same rate or more, with 52% saying they will 'probably' or 'certainly' outsource more. The market for IT outsourcing is worth some EUR 6 billion in the Nordic countries.
Cost savings are the most common reason for outsourcing, cited by 72% of the companies, followed by access to skills (52%) and financial flexibility (37%). According to KPMG, global or offshore sourcing is a significant element in Nordic organisations' sourcing strategies with 65% of the organisations using offshoring.
Sources: Tietoviikko, KPMG