Application Development Outsourcing Status and Trends

January, 2010


Application development outsourcing declined sharply over the past year, although the economy, rather than disappointment with service providers, was the primary culprit. As organizations renew capital spending, IT managers will again be faced with the decisions on whether to hire or outsource. This report will help IT managers understand how many organizations outsource application development, how much of the workload is typically outsourced, the percentage of organizations suffering cost overruns, the percentage turning to offshore service providers for application development, and the trend in offshore outsourcing. (16 pp., 11 figs.)
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