2018 Spanish IT Outsourcing Study Results Published

The 2018 Spanish IT Outsourcing Study, conducted by Whitelane Research in cooperation with Quint Wellington Redwood, examines 785 IT outsourcing relationships representing more than 225 participants of the top IT spending companies in Spain.
Key findings from the Spanish Study include:  

  • Over the next two years more outsourcing is predicted for Spain, with almost 82% of all organisations confirming that they are planning to outsource at the same rate or more. The percentage of companies that are planning to insource (6%) has remained stable in comparison with last year.
  • Insourcing is driven by the need to create and maintain intellectual property (cited by 88% of participants) and the speed and quality of delivery (75%).
  • By industry, outsourcing will experience the biggest growth in professional services, energy, healthcare and banking. On the other hand, the entertainment, telecommunications and retail sectors have lower than average results.
  • The main drivers for companies to outsource are improvement of service quality, cost reduction and access to resources. However, service providers in Spain need to better understand the reasons why their clients outsource. From their perspective the most important reasons for clients to outsource are business transformation and innovation.
  • Satisfaction with the providers continues to be high. Overall, respondents are satisfied with their IT service provider(s), with 95% of the 785 IT sourcing relationships being evaluated as satisfactory. Spain has one of the highest levels of client satisfaction in Europe.
  • Everis and Ibermática lead the ranking for a consecutive year, with a joint satisfaction score of 83%. They are followed by public cloud providers Amazon and Google (both at 82%) and Accenture, Atos and Deloitte (all three at 80%). The ranking includes 8 new providers in comparison with 2017, four of which are cloud providers.
  • 57% of companies have already adopted, robotics, IoT and/or artificial intelligence. This growth is most relevant within the financial services sector, with 62% of companies confirming that they already use these technologies.
  • We have also asked participants about agile methods and 40% of participants confirmed they already use agile, while 33% plan to use agile shortly. The financial services sector is again at the vanguard of this new trend, with 44% already using Agile and 41% planning to adopt this model.

Results Presentation

The results of our 2018 IT Outsourcing Study for Spain were presented by Whitelane and Quint Wellington Redwood in Madrid on 15 November. The event also featured a round table discussion with speakers from: Banco de España, Logalty, DAMM and Seguros Pelayo.

Purchase the Spanish Report

If you would like to purchase a copy of the full report containing more detailed information, such as the main sourcing trends, ranking of the service providers by IT domain as well as by 8 different KPIs, please email (available in Spanish/disponible en español)
November 16th, 2018|Categories: Events, IT Outsourcing Studies|

2018 Annual Forum, Spain – Journey to the World of Cloud

On 27 June Whitelane Research in collaboration with Quint Wellington Redwood organized a half day event in Madrid on the journey to cloud.

The event included cloud success stories from Iñaki Vélez, Head of Architecture at Grupo Santillana and Araceli García, IT Service Delivery Manager at IAG Group.

This was followed by an end-user panel debate moderated by Guillermo Lillo from Quint, on the obstacles towards cloud and lessons learned featuring: Israel Devesa, Head of Architecture at Viesgo, Pello Olaskoaga, IT Development Director at eDreams ODIGEO and Alberto Martin, CIO at FRV.

Javier Morgado, Managing Partner at Quint Wellington Redwood then presented the current challenges and future of cloud before moderating the vendor panel debate which focused on the maturity of the cloud market. Panelists included: Jorge Molina, Everis, Rosa María Rodríguez, T-Systems, María Novoa, TCS, Ramón Pérez Blanco, Capgemini and Fernando Pereiro, Ibermática.

June 29th, 2018|Categories: Events|

2015 Annual IT Outsourcing Forum – Stockholm

Whitelane and PA Consulting held their 2015 Annual IT Outsourcing Forum “Best Practices for Successful Transitions/Transformations in Outsourcing” on 30 September at the Grand Hôtel in Stockholm.

Speakers included:

  • Johan Torstensson, VP, Head of Group IT & Enterprise IT, Ericsson
  • Merethe Johansen, Group Manager Infrastructure and Operations, Marine Harvest
  • Vladimir Simic, CIO, Nynas
  • Ian Willetts, MD Technology, Accenture
  • Sven Langerak, Director Sourcing & Vendor Management, Posten Norge
  • Philippe Roques, SVP, Capgemini
October 6th, 2015|Categories: Events|Tags: , , , |

2014 Annual IT Outsourcing Forum – Stockholm

The last event in our Annual IT Outsourcing Forum series took place on Wednesday, 15 October at the Grand Hôtel in Stockholm. We were delighted to welcome more than 45 attendees.

Speakers included:

  • Stefan Wilsson, Business CIO, SAS
  • Joacim Dahlgren Vanhainen, SVP & Head of Group Regulatory IT Solutions, Nordea
  • Finn Carsten, IBM Sweden
  • Abhijeet Kelkar, Cognizant Nordics

Following the end-user and service provider presentations, Gösta Ljunberg of PA Consulting and Jef Loos of Whitelane presented the sourcing advisor’s view before moderating the panel session which included representatives from Accenture, Atos, Cognizant,  IBM , TCS and Tieto.

Event Photographs

October 16th, 2014|Categories: Events|Tags: , , |

Annual IT Outsourcing Forum – Copenhagen

On Thursday, 9 October, Whitelane and PA Consulting organized the next event in our Annual IT Outsourcing Forum series. Held at the Hilton Hotel in Copenhagen, the event was attended by more than 25 executives and included presentations from the following speakers:

  • Peter Laustsen, Director IT Service and Infrastructure Mgt, Carlsberg
  • Espen Opedal, CIO, Tryg Insurance
  • Matt Milton, VP Strategic Outsourcing Nordics, IBM
  • Abhijeet Kelkar, Head Advisor Relations, Nordics Cognizant and DACH

The Sourcing Advisors’ view was presented by Leif Caspersen, Partner at PA Consulting and Jef Loos of Whitelane.

The final session consisted of an interactive panel discussion with senior executives from Accenture, Cognizant,  IBM and TCS.

Event Photographs

October 10th, 2014|Categories: Events|Tags: , |

Annual IT Outsourcing Forum – Oslo

On Wednesday, 8 October, Whitelane and PA Consulting organized the second of our Annual IT Outsourcing Forum events in the Nordic region. Held at the Hotel Continental in Oslo, Norway, the half day event was attended by over 35 executives and included presentations from the following speakers:

  • Espen Falla, CIO, SAPA
  • Lars Vågsdal, CIO, Telenor Norway
  • Frode Meltzer, Relationship Director, TCS Norway
  • Carl Christian Malm, Managing Director- Technology, Accenture

Tom Krohn of PA Consulting and Jef Loos of Whitelane presented the sourcing advisor’s view to participants while the vendor panel session included senior level representatives from  Accenture, Cognizant, EVRY, IBM and TCS.

Event Photographs

October 9th, 2014|Categories: Events|Tags: , |

Annual IT Outsourcing Forum – Helsinki

On Thursday, 2 October, Whitelane and PA Consulting held the first of four events across the Nordic region as part of our Annual IT Outsourcing Forum series. Hosted at the Kamp Hotel in Helsinki, Finland, more than 40 senior level executives listened to presentations from both the end-user and service provider side on how to come to more successful outsourcing relationships. Max Herner, PA Consulting and Jef Loos of Whitelane also discussed their views and recommendations in addition to an interactive panel session featuring vendors from Accenture, Cognizant, IBM, TCS and Tieto.

Speakers included:

  • Matti Ylilammi, CEO, Arek
  • Pekka Eira, CIO, Fortum
  • Ruchikar Dalela, Country Head, TCS Finland
  • Bjorn Hortling, Director – Technology, Accenture Finland

Event Photographs

October 8th, 2014|Categories: Events|Tags: , |

Annual IT Outsourcing Forum – Amsterdam

On Thursday, 21 August, Quint Wellington Redwood and Whitelane Research welcomed more than 40 attendees to their Annual IT Outsourcing Forum at the Steigenberger hotel in Schiphol. The theme of the event focused on ‘How to come to more successful outsourcing relationships’ and included speakers from Ahold, ING, Capgemini and TCS in addition to a panel discussion with senior executives from Atos, Cegeka and Cognizant.

Event Photographs

August 29th, 2014|Categories: Events|Tags: , , |

Event: Best Practices in “Good Governance of Outsourcing Relationships”

On 13 November Whitelane Research hosted its 2013 Annual Executive Sourcing Forum for Belgium with more than 45 senior-level IT executives. The event focused on Best Practices in Good Governance of Outsourcing Relationships, an increasingly important and relevant issue which has been highlighted by both vendors and clients in our annual outsourcing studies this year. Attendees were treated to presentations from both the end-user and service provider perspective about their experiences, challenges and advice for developing a good governance strategy for current and future outsourcing relationships.

Speakers included: Luc Chauvin, CIO, Flemish Government, Punit Bhatia, Sourcing and Partner Manager, ING, Philip Cattrysse, Division Manager, Colruyt, Geert Hendrickx, Managing Director, Application Outsourcing BeNeFraLux, Accenture and Ged Roberts, Global Head, Operations & Delivery Excellence, TCS.

November 13th, 2013|Categories: Events|Tags: , |

Event: Best Practices of Outsourcing in the Public Sector

Whitelane Research was delighted to welcome more than 35 senior level IT executives to the latest installment in its Best Practices event series. The event, hosted at the Steigenberger Grand Hotel in Brussels, focused on the topic of Outsourcing in the Public Sector and shared insights from both public sector companies and service providers about their experiences of outsourcing in the sector, key challenges faced, critical success factors in outsourcing projects, current strategies for business process improvement and key recommendations for maintaining a strong vendor/client relationship.

Speakers included: Yves Vander Auwera, Director ICT Shared Services, FEDICT, Emmanuel Cambron, CIO, FAVV, Bert De Winter, IT Director, De Watergroep and Paul Danneels, CIO, VDAB.

September 12th, 2013|Categories: Events|Tags: , |