Application Development Outsourcing Trends and Customer Experience 2016

April, 2016


The frequency of application development outsourcing has been somewhat static over the past few years, and the customer experience poor. Nevertheless, application development remains one of the most common forms of IT outsourcing. This study is designed to help IT executives compare their application development outsourcing strategy with other IT organizations. The study uses three metrics to measure outsourcing activity: it determines how many organizations outsource application development (frequency), how much of the workload is typically outsourced (level), and the change in the amount of work being outsourced (trend). We also measure the cost and service experience of companies that outsource this function, and determine how outsourcing activity and experience vary by organization size and sector. (12 pp., 8 fig.)
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