Spending on consultants growing fast

According to a survey by IDC, worldwide IT consulting including IT strategy, assessment and planning, governance and product guidance will rise 5.2% between now and 2010. Europe will gradually overtake the US as the largest market for IT consulting spending by 2009.

According to a survey by IDC, worldwide IT consulting including IT strategy, assessment and planning, governance and product guidance will rise 5.2% between now and 2010. Europe will gradually overtake the US as the largest market for IT consulting spending by 2009.

A combination of greater business growth, the continued bundling of IT consulting with outsourcing and price stabilisation are fuelling this change in the industry’s fortunes.

“After a somewhat prolonged period of stagnation, the IT consulting services market has clearly seen a return to many positive trends,” says Bo Di Muccio, programme manager for consulting services research at IDC.

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