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Survey Finds Greater Shift To Favor IT Outsourcing

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Savvis survey among concludes that in-house IT is seen more and more as an undesired cost-factor. Savvis survey among concludes that in-house IT is seen more and more as an undesired cost-factor.

Managed hosting and colocation provider Savvis announced the results of a survey among 550 IT decision makers with the conclusion that in-house IT is seen more and more as an undesired cost-factor.

The company said that 60 percent of respondents "believe organizations must place the priority on outsourced infrastructure over traditional in-house services" as opposed to only 38 percent who said the same in 2010. The document projects that organizations will outsource more than 40 percent of their It services by 2017, up from 25 percent today.

In cloud computing services, 85 percent of companies use public and private clouds for data storage, Big Data analytics, and other applications. This number is up from 39 percent in 2010.

"This study reveals a significant shift in the way organizations analyze and approach IT services," said Bill Fathers, president of Savvis, in a prepared statement. "IT departments are now looking to strengthen collaboration, efficiency and competitive agility - and they're turning to secure, outsourced environments and cloud computing to help meet their objectives."

According to Savvis, organizations show more interest in outsourced infrastructure and cloud computing to become more nimble with their available budget and make their business operations more efficient.


Wolfgang Gruener is a contributor to Tom's IT Pro. He is currently principal analyst at Ndicio Research, a market analysis firm that focuses on cloud computing and disruptive technologies, and maintains the conceivablytech.com blog. An 18-year veteran in IT journalism and market research, he previously published TG Daily and was managing editor of Tom's Hardware news, which he grew from a link collection in the early 2000s into one of the most comprehensive and trusted technology news sources.

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