Leading Edge December 18, 2015 No Comments

Top trends in IT outsourcing for 2016

Businesses are always seeking to improve and evolve. IT outsourcing in particular has experienced marked changes in the past and with outsourcing becoming more common as a business strategy in many parts of the world, certain trends will cause significant shifts in terms of the way IT outsourcing businesses operate. Today, we’ll look at a few of the trends that will be a big deal in 2016.

Security stands out

Security is an important issue. Among the predicted trends for outsourced IT is what’s known as the influence strategy of outsourcing. In 2016, this trend will be evidenced through innovative ways of combating security breaches, as well as protecting sensitive and confidential information.

Price brings pressure

Competition has always existed between IT outsourcing businesses, but this competition has increased in intensity over the last few years. Many businesses are now making upgrades to their technologies by making use of the cloud and analytics. It’s likely that many IT service providers will feel pressured into decreasing their pricing so that they can attract more clients. Leading Edge is one of the IT outsourcing companies offering both affordable pricing and quality service, a combination that isn’t always easy to find.

Centralisation is critical

This trend looks to remove the ever-increasing dependency upon multiple stakeholders. Global companies are looking to dissolve their existing IT operations and instead develop their complete IT capabilities to create a service centre that works for all of the internal departments. The implication for IT service providers is the need for them to adapt so that they can blend into the vastly networked ecosystem of global service and delivery, thereby allowing them to provide myriad services worldwide. Once again, Leading Edge is among the IT outsourcers that stay current and are able to adapt well to changes like these.

These are just a few of the trends that 2016 has in store. It should be interesting to see what other developments arise in the IT world throughout the rest of the coming year.