European firms to increase their IT outsourcing budgets

It is no surprise that so many organisations take advantage of computer support in Essex and elsewhere. Most firms now rely on highly technical systems and without the appropriate IT support in Hertfordshire and elsewhere, they may not be able to function properly.

Indeed, it seems as though spending on such third-party assistance may be set to rise. According to a study conducted by Forrester Research, IT outsourcing will show “meaningful” growth over the course of this year.

In its report, the company suggested that, measured in euros, IT outsourcing and hardware maintenance spending will increase by 3.3 per cent in 2012. Meanwhile, expenditure on IT consulting and integration services will go up by 2.8 per cent during this period, it predicted.

Overall, IT spending growth will total around 0.3 per cent, Forrester claimed.

Commenting on the figures, lead report author Andrew Bartels commented: “[Chief information officers] need to match IT spending plans with this bleak outlook for 2012 while preparing contingency plans for a euro collapse and hoping for somewhat better prospects in 2013.”

The report also drew attention to variations in IT systems between organisations based in different countries. It stated that there is considerable difference in terms of technology adoption rates among European nations. While places like Denmark and Sweden are very advanced, Greece, Italy and other southern countries are less so.

As organisations’ reliance on complex IT systems continues to grow, it seems likely that demand for computer support in Essex and elsewhere will remain strong. After all, trying to manage technical systems in-house can prove to be inefficient and difficult for many companies.

Thankfully, there is plenty of IT support in Hertfordshire and so on for bosses to make the most of and by finding suitable providers, managers can make their lives easier and boost their peace of mind.

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