Friday, September 16, 2005


From: searchcio

Polling some 90 IT executives from its roster of members, the Society for Information Management (SIM) announced some surprising preliminary results to a crowd of 600 at its annual SIMposium event this week. The most surprising was the absence of business intelligence (BI) -- which ranked second in 2004 -- from the list of the Top 6 Application and Technology Developments of 2005.

Another surprising result was the percentage of IT budgets allocated for offshore outsourcing in 2005 versus 2004. In 2004, 73% of the more than 300 respondents said they wouldn't be allocating any money for offshore outsourcing. That number fell to 63.9% in 2005. In addition, 3.14% of IT budgets were allocated for offshore outsourcing in 2005, but 4.22% was projected for 2006.
"People are starting to engage a little more in offshore outsourcing. They're starting to try it with some small projects, which I think is the right thing to do," Luftman said. "I think we should be experimenting to see where it might or might not fit. It's clearly an indication that offshore outsourcing is on the rise."

The article sponsored by A-1 Technology Inc, dealing in software outsourcing and offshore software programming