This is prediction season and Gartner – which holds one of the top spots in the prediction business – has passed along the company’s key expectations. I include these predictions verbatim from Gartner and follow each with a short comment from yours truly.
1. Through 2009, market share for the top 10 IT outsourcers will decline to 40.0 percent (from 43.5 percent now), equaling a revenue shift of $5.4 billion. As market share declines, some key outsourcing vendors will cease to exist in their current named form. The reduced number of large contracts, increased amount of competition and reduction in contract sizes have placed great pressure on outsourcers, which will have to “sink or swim” based on support for selective outsourcing and disciplined multisourcing competencies. (more…)
December 16th, 2006