In its latest forecast of the IT services marketplace for the Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) market, IDC predicts that infrastructure outsourcing growth within the region will more than double that of hardware deployment and support services.
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In-depth findings are published in the recently updated report, Support to Management: The Continuum of Infrastructure Services in Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan)
IDC forecasts the network and desktop outsourcing market is poised to grow from $2,141.4 million in 2005 to $4,463.8 million in 2010, representing a CAGR of 15.8%. From a value of $4,135.7 million in 2005, the hardware deployment and support market will grow at a CAGR of 7.8% to $6,013.6 million by 2010. This is despite the proliferation of infrastructure build-outs in the region.
“Organizations throughout the region are maturing in their understanding of IT’s role in driving business strategic functions as opposed to merely sustaining operations,” said Richard Pirrit, research manager for IDC’s Asia/Pacific Support Services, in a statement. “Furthermore, as businesses begin to understand the potential value-add that IT can bring, they are increasingly looking towards service vendors for value-add services.”
Some other key findings around the continuum of support and outsourcing services include:
“While the provision of outsourcing had previously belonged to the domain of IT giants like IBM, EDS and CSC, we are seeing an increase in the supply of these services as niche players and telecommunication service providers have begun to offer these services to compensate for the decline of their core business,” said Eugene Wee, senior market analyst for IDC’s Asia/Pacific IT Services, in a statement.