Two thirds of UK firms have IT departments overseas

A massive 79% of UK businesses will have some of their IT functions performed overseas if Equaterra's latest survey is anything to go by.

According...

A massive 79% of UK businesses will have some of their IT functions performed overseas if Equaterra's latest survey is anything to go by.

According to the sourcing consultany's latest study 66% of UK companies already use offshore or nearshore locations to carry out IT jobs. This was a rise of 9% compared to the study for the previous year.

The study also revealed that another 13% are considering it.

The UK Service Provider Performance and Satisfaction: 2008-2009 study questioned more than100 IT heads at firms that accounted for £8bn of UK outsourcing contracts.

"While the growth in outsourcing is continuing to accelerate, our research shows it is being spearheaded by even faster expansion in offshoring and nearshoring, as the market continues to globalise rapidly," said the report.

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