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Despite the last year’s predictions that the European Union is likely to catch up with the United States by the total IT outsourcing (ITO) contracts value in 2011, the factual state of affairs demonstrates a substantial decline in the European outsourcing transaction volumes (both in ITO and business process outsourcing (BPO)). The last Global Services Industry Quarterly Report by Everest Group, one of the world’s leading outsourcing consultancies, determines this decline to make 7% from Q2 2011. On the other hand, IT Sourcing Europe’s country-specific surveys show that the number of the low-value and less asset-intensive outsourced IT/development projects has increased in Europe in 2011, compared to 2010.

The Pan-European IT Outsourcing Intelligence Report 2011 presents the summary of the All-European IT Outsourcing and In-House Software Development research conducted between February and December 2011. In the course of the research the following European countries were surveyed (in alphabetical order): Austria, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Malta, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Netherlands and United Kingdom. (more…)

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We’ve just released the new “European IT Outsourcing Intelligence Report 2011: Norway” that is currently available for free download here. The Report is based on the responses of the 491 Norway-based companies. The ratio of outsourcing to non-outsourcing companies surveyed was 284 to 201.

Key takeaways:

  • The greatest demand for ITO services in Norway comes from B2B software development companies
  • Most of ITO projects take 3 to 5 and 10 to 19 IT specialists to complete and are valued at€ 0-199K
  • Web solutions are most outsourced, while Cloud computing is least outsourced in Norway
  • Most of the Norwegian companies single-source offshore or onshore
  • Most of the Norwegian companies outsource to reduce operating costs, accelerate time to market, access IT staff outside Norway and release in-house staff for other business purposes
  • The key issues in the Norwegian ITO are delayed project delivery, poor project management on vendor’s side and cultural difference
  • Own Development Team is the most widely used engagement model in Norway
  • In the future, more Norwegian ITO buyers will go nearshore
  • Maximum project control retention is the key barrier that prevents many Norway’s companies from adopting ITO services

More thought-provoking findings are available in the Report.

IT Sourcing Europe announces the launch of the Norwegian IT Outsourcing (ITO) and In-House Software Development Survey being conducted in the frames of the 2d Annual Pan-European ITO research 2011. Norway is the last country in IT Sourcing Europe’s 2011 research agenda. The survey aims to explore:

  • current demand for IT outsourcing services across Norway’s industries
  • current level of adoption of the outsourced development / IT across Norway’s industries
  • key trends and challenges facing Norwegian outsourcing and in-house development companies
  • most effective problem solving techniques / best practices used
  • how actual annual incurred costs compare to the expected (contracted) ones
  • circumstances in which companies will consider outsourcing their web/software solutions and/or IT function(s) in the future etc

Each survey participant will be able to see most of the survey results right after participation (without providing any contact information) and will receive 2 thank you gifts: a complimentary copy of the 2011 Central and Eastern European IT Outsourcing Landscape Review and the present survey results compiled into a comprehensive Norwegian IT Outsourcing Intelligence Report 2011 (to be received last week of November 2011).