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2020 Dutch IT Sourcing Study Results Published

The 2020 Dutch IT Sourcing Study, conducted by Whitelane Research in collaboration with Quint, investigates more than 400 unique IT sourcing relationships as well as more than 400 cloud sourcing relationships held by over 200 participants of the top IT spending organisations in the Netherlands.

Key findings from the 2020 Dutch IT Sourcing Study include:

  • Over the next two years more outsourcing is predicted for the Netherlands with 79% of respondents planning to outsource at the same rate or more. Plans to outsource more have increased by eight percentage points while plans to insource have also increased by five percentage points in comparison with last year. The majority of organisations are insourcing in order to achieve faster time-to-market and/or improved quality outcomes.
  • By industry, most outsourcing is expected in the financial services sector with 61% of organisations citing they are planning to outsource more (up 8% since last year), followed by the manufacturing sector with 48% (up by 15%). The public sector has the lowest level of future outsourcing plans (43%) and plans to insource (7%).
  • Cost reduction is the main driver for clients outsourcing more in the Netherlands, followed by focus on core business and more scalability to business needs.
  • Overall, respondents are satisfied with their IT service provider(s), with 86% of all 405 IT sourcing relationships being rated as satisfactory, 8% being somewhat unsatisfied, 4% unsatisfied and only 2% very unsatisfied.
  • On the overall ranking for general satisfaction, TCS is the highest ranked provider with a score of 80%, jointly followed by Cegeka and Deloitte (both at 76%) and Conclusion and Atos (both at 75%). Our full report ranks the service providers by five different IT domains (applications, infrastructure, end-user services, software cloud platforms and infrastructure cloud platforms) as well as by 9 different Key Performance Indicators.
  • With over 400 evaluations cloud usage is high. Cloud is expected to continue its growth with 33% of respondents predicting that more than half of their application portfolio will be in the cloud by 2022.
  • Satisfaction of cloud is high with an average score of 79% for Infrastructure Cloud Platforms and 74% for Software Cloud Platforms; both higher than the average score for IT Outsourcing which is 69%. Detailed scores per platform are available in the full report.
  • The use of Intelligent Automation (IA) continues to increase in the Netherlands with 58% of respondents already using these technologies (up 10% from last year) and another 25% planning to adopt it. The manufacturing sector is well ahead of other sectors with 81% confirming they already use Intelligent Automation (up 25% since last year) while the public sector lags behind with one in five respondents revealing they have no plans to adopt it and another one in five unsure.
  • Clients are most satisfied with their capabilities in supplier selection/contracting and supplier relationship/contract management. While service providers agree that these are the strongest skill of their clients, they are much more critical regarding their clients’ transition/change management and business relationship management/demand forecasting capabilities, indicating that very significant improvements can be made in these areas.

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March 13th, 2020|Categories: IT Outsourcing Studies|

2020 BeLux IT Sourcing Study Results Published

The 2020 BeLux IT Sourcing Study, conducted by Whitelane Research, investigates more than 500 unique IT sourcing relationships as well as more than 400 cloud sourcing relationships held by over 210 participants of the top IT spending organisations in Belgium and Luxembourg.
Key findings from the 2020 BeLux study include:

  • Over the next two years more outsourcing is predicted for the BeLux, with 78% of respondents planning to outsource at the same rate or more. In comparison with last year however, insourcing has increased by 7% while plans to outsource more have dropped by 8%. The BeLux region has historically experienced one of the highest percentages of plans to outsource in Europe however, for the first time since 2016, plans to outsource more have fallen below 50%.
  • We have asked the 14% of organisations that plan to outsource less what factors are driving more insourcing. The main reasons to insource are faster time-to-market and/or improved quality outcomes (49%), less expensive than outsourcing (43%) and the challenge of working with service providers in Agile/DevOps teams (40%).
  • The top three drivers for organisations planning to outsource (more) are focus on core business, access to resources/talent and cost reduction. Client and service provider perspectives are largely aligned with the exception of ‘more scalability to business needs’. While clients rank this driver 4th in importance with 44%, service providers only consider it the 7th most important driver with 21%.
  • Overall, respondents are satisfied with their IT service provider(s), with 91% of all 517 IT sourcing relationships being rated as satisfactory, 5% somewhat unsatisfied, 3% unsatisfied and only 1% very unsatisfied.
  • On the overall ranking for general satisfaction, Atos and TCS are the highest ranked providers with a joint score of 84%, followed by Computacenter (82%) and Telenet (80%). Cronos, EY, HCL and Tech Mahindra enter the ranking for the first time in 2020. Our full report ranks the service providers by six different IT domains (applications, infrastructure, network and telecommunications, end-user services as well as cloud rankings for software and infrastructure cloud platforms.
  • We asked participants about the model they are using to integrate their cloud providers into one seamless service. 44% cite that there is a hybrid model between the client and one or more service providers, 31% say they are integrating all cloud services internally and 17% assign this responsibility to one of their service providers.
  • The use of Intelligent Automation (IA) continues to increase in the BeLux region with 49% of respondents already using these technologies (up 10% from last year) and another third planning to adopt it. The financial services sector continues to be well ahead of other sectors with 68% confirming they already use IA while the public sector lags behind with one in five respondents revealing they have no plans to adopt it.
  • Service providers reveal that twice as much improvement is required compared to the client self assessment for transition/change management, service management/integration and business relationship management/demand forecasting governance capabilities.

Results Presentation

The results of our 2020 BeLux IT Sourcing Study were presented by Jef Loos, Whitelane in Zaventem on 20 February 2020. The event featured a keynote presentation from Peter Hinssen in addition to a vendor panel debate.

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February 21st, 2020|Categories: IT Outsourcing Studies|

2019/2020 European IT Sourcing Study Results Published

The 2019/2020 European IT Sourcing Study, conducted by Whitelane Research, investigates more than 5000 unique IT sourcing relationships held by over 1600 of the top IT spending organisations in Europe. All industry sectors are represented.
Key findings from the 2019/2020 European Study include:

  • Over the next two years more outsourcing is predicted for Europe, with 74% of organisations planning to outsource at the same rate or more. Most outsourcing is expected in the financial services sector with 43% citing they are planning to outsource more, followed by the public sector with 39% (up 13% from last year). Financial services organisations are also most likely to insource with 15% of organisations planning to do so (an increase of 4% from last year).
  • By country most outsourcing growth is expected in Spain, the Netherlands and the BeLux region, with (more than) 80% of organisations planning to outsource at the same rate or more. In France and Germany on the contrary, this figure is only 59% and 65% respectively. Insourcing is highest in Germany with one in five organisations planning to outsource less in the next two years.
  • Cost reduction is still the most important outsourcing driver for organisations in Europe (cited by 60%), followed by focus on core business (59%) and access to resources (54%). Service providers also agree that cost reduction is the biggest driver for their clients (73%) with business transformation occupying second place (52%). Clients on the other hand only rank business transformation 6th in importance, showing differences in perspectives continue to exist.
  • Overall, respondents are satisfied with their IT service provider(s), with 89% of the 5347 IT sourcing relationships being rated as satisfactory. The financial services and manufacturing sectors have the largest percentage of unsatisfied clients (13% and 14% respectively) as well as the lowest percentage of (very) satisfied clients compared to the other industries.
  • On the overall ranking for general satisfaction, TCS is the highest scoring provider with 77% satisfaction, jointly followed by LTI, Hexaware and Deloitte (all three at 75%) and Accenture (74%). Econocom, Getronics and Gfi enter the ranking for the first time in 2019/2020. The full ranking of the providers by general satisfaction, IT domain, industry, country/region as well as by nine different KPIs is included in our European report.
  • 58% of organisations are already using Agile as their preferred delivery model with another 28% planning to use it. Use of Agile is highest in the financial services sector with 66%, while the manufacturing sector is currently lagging behind but shows the largest percentage of organisations (34%) that are planning to implement the agile way of working.
  • More than half of organisations are using robotics and AI (up 6% from last year) with almost 70% considering the benefits to be (very) significant. The financial services and manufacturing sectors are significantly ahead of other sectors with around 60% of organisations already using these new technologies. In contrast, just over 30% of public sector organisations currently use robotics and/or artificial intelligence, although the sector is expected to experience the largest growth in the coming years (+40%).

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February 2nd, 2020|Categories: IT Outsourcing Studies|

2019 French IT Sourcing Study Results Published

The 2019 French IT Sourcing Study, conducted by Whitelane Research, investigates more than 610 unique IT sourcing relationships held by over 160 of the top IT spending organisations across all industry sectors in France.
Key findings from the 2019 French Study include:

  • Over the next two years more outsourcing is predicted for France with 59% of organisations planning to outsource at the same rate or more. This is one of the lowest levels of outsourcing plans across Europe, partially caused by the high percentage of organisations that are unsure of their future outsourcing intentions (27%), showing a high degree of uncertainty in France. Plans to insource decrease by four percentage points to 14%.
  • We have asked the 14% of organisations that plan to outsource less what factors are driving more insourcing. The primary reason to insource is the need to increase the speed/quality of delivery (cited by 77%), followed by the increase in the total cost of outsourcing (62%).
  • The top three objectives for IT outsourcing from a client perspective are cost reduction, focus on core business and access to resources. Service providers also rank cost reduction the most important factor in their clients’ outsourcing decisions (cited by 75%), however they consider focus on core business only half as important (33% compared to 66% of clients) and underestimate the importance of access to resources.
  • The service provider community continues to show a strong overall satisfaction level with 91% of the clients being somewhat to very satisfied with the 611 evaluated IT sourcing relationships.
  • On the overall ranking for general satisfaction, TCS and Google are the highest-ranking providers with a joint satisfaction score of 80%, followed by LTI (78%), Amazon Web Services (AWS) (77%) and Microsoft and Salesforce.com (both at 76%). The average satisfaction score of 71% increases by just 1% in comparison with last year.
  • Across the three different IT domains, the highest-ranking providers are:
    • For application development, maintenance, testing and SaaS: TCS, LTI and Salesforce.com
    • For datacenter, managed infrastructure & hosting: Amazon Web Services (AWS), HCL and Microsoft
    • For end-user services & collaboration solutions: Capgemini, Google and Microsoft
  • The majority of organisations (86%) are already using Agile as their preferred delivery model with another 13% planning to use it. A significant increase in the use of DevOps (+38%) is also expected in France.

Results Presentation

The results of our 2019 IT Sourcing Study for France were presented in Paris on 12 December 2019. Jef Loos presented the results of the study to participants and the event featured client presentations from Marc Lafond, VP, Digital at Schneider Electric and Benoist Bouston, IT Transformation Program Director at Ipsen in addition to a panel debate with service providers.

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December 13th, 2019|Categories: IT Outsourcing Studies|

2019 German IT Sourcing Study Results Published

The 2019 German IT Sourcing Study, conducted by Whitelane Research in collaboration with Navisco AG – Sourcing Professionals, investigates more than 620 unique IT sourcing relationships held by over 150 of the top IT spending organisations across all industry sectors in Germany.
Key findings from the 2019 German study include:

  • Over the next two years more outsourcing is predicted for Germany with 65% of organisations planning to outsource at the same rate or more. Plans to insource increase from 2018 to 22% making Germany the country with one of the highest levels of insourcing in Europe.
  • We have asked the 22% of organisations that plan to outsource less what factors are driving more insourcing. The primary reason to insource is the need to increase the speed/quality of delivery (cited by 71%) followed by the need to own/retain Intellectual Property to drive the business (53%).
  • The top three objectives for IT outsourcing from a client perspective are focus on core business, cost reduction and access to resources. Service providers consider cost reduction the most important factor in their clients’ outsourcing decisions (cited by 91%) and place almost twice as much importance on business transformation (64% compared to 27% of clients).
  • The service provider community continues to show a strong overall satisfaction level with 87% of the clients being somewhat to very satisfied with the 621 evaluated IT sourcing relationships.
  • NTT DATA (Itelligence) is the highest-ranking provider with a general satisfaction score of 81%, followed by Amazon (77%), TCS and Google (both at 75%) and Microsoft (74%). The average satisfaction score remains the same in comparison with last year.
  • Across the four different IT domains, the highest-ranking providers are:
    • For application development, maintenance, testing and SaaS: TCS, NTT DATA (Itelligence) and Wipro
    • For datacenter managed infrastructure and hosting: Microsoft, Amazon and CGI
    • For network & telecommunications: Verizon, T-Systems and AT&T
    • For end-user services and collaboration solutions: Microsoft, Data Group and Bechtle
  • Almost half of all organisations are already using agile as their preferred model with another 21% planning to adopt it. A significant increase in the use of DevOps (+32%) is also expected in Germany.
  • According to the service providers, clients can still make significant improvements in their transition and change management skills, service management and integration skills as well as their business relationship management/demand forecasting skills. While clients are fairly positive about their own capabilities, at least one in two service providers cite client skills for these three capability areas as immature/somewhat immature.

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November 29th, 2019|Categories: IT Outsourcing Studies|

2019 Spanish IT Outsourcing Study Results Published

The 2019 annual Spanish IT Outsourcing Study, conducted by Whitelane Research in cooperation with Quint investigates more than 830 unique IT outsourcing relationships held by over 225 executives of the top IT spending organisations across all industry sectors in Spain. 
Key findings from the Spanish Study include:  

  • During the next two years outsourcing will continue to increase in Spain, with 83% of organisations planning to outsource at the same rate or more, up 7% since 2018. In comparison with the rest of Europe, Spain has one of the lowest levels of insourcing (6%). On an industry level, most outsourcing growth is expected in the health care sector and public sector.
  • Access to resources, service quality and cost reduction continue to be the three most important factors driving outsourcing. However, Access to resources, the main outsourcing driver for clients, is ranked penultimate in importance by service providers. Innovation is considered the least important driver by service providers, cited by only 15%.
  • In general, clients are very satisfied with their service providers, with 94% of the 837 IT outsourcing relationships evaluated as satisfactory. Spain continues to have the largest degree of client satisfaction in Europe.
  • Everis and DXC Technology are the highest ranked providers for 2019, with a shared satisfaction score of 80%, followed by Ibermática, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Accenture, Salesforce.com and Deloitte (all five with 79%). In comparison with the rest of Europe, Spain continues to have one of the highest levels of client satisfaction. New entrants in this year’s study include: Econocom, Getronics and GFI.
  • Adoption of Agile methodology continues to grow in Spain (12% since last year) and both the financial services sector and public sector experience significant increases of 22% and 15%, respectively. Less than a third of organisations are using DevOps as their preferred delivery model. However, 43% of organisations are planning to use DevOps, with a significant increase expected across all sectors, in particular the financial services sector (55%).
  • Robotics and AI present a great opportunity in Spain, with a significant proportion (81%) planning to increase their use of these technologies in the coming year. The public sector is lagging behind, with only 24% of organisations using Robotics/AI (less than half the average) and this sector in particular will experience the biggest growth (47%).

Results Presentation

The results of our 2019 IT Outsourcing Study for Spain were presented in Madrid on 14 November. The event also featured two round tables with clients from Acciona, CEPSA, Grupo Iberostar and Santander Global Tech as well as representatives from Accenture, Capgemini, Everis, TCS and T-Systems.

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November 14th, 2019|Categories: IT Outsourcing Studies|

2019 Swiss IT Sourcing Study Results Published

The 2019 Swiss IT Sourcing Study, conducted by Whitelane Research in collaboration with Navisco AG – Sourcing Professionals, investigates more than 315 unique IT sourcing relationships held by over 90 of the top IT spending organisations across all industry sectors in Switzerland.
Key findings from the 2019 Swiss study include:

  • Over the next two years outsourcing will continue to increase in Switzerland with 71% of organisations planning to outsource at the same rate or more, although the percentage of organisations planning to outsource more decreased by 9 percentage points in comparison with last year. The percentage of companies planning to insource has also increased by three percentage points in comparison with last year and eight percentage points compared to 2017.
  • The top three objectives for IT outsourcing from a client perspective are focus on core business, cost reduction and access to resources. Service providers consider cost reduction the most important factor in their clients’ outsourcing decisions while they place almost twice as much emphasis on innovation.
  • Cost reduction is no longer the number 1 driver for outsourcing, dropping significantly by 12 percentage points in comparison with last year. Access to resources, business transformation and more financial flexibility all increase by 5% or more.
  • The service provider community continues to show a strong overall satisfaction level with 92% of the clients being somewhat to very satisfied with the 318 evaluated IT sourcing relationships.
  • TCS and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are the joint highest-ranking providers with a general satisfaction score of 79%, followed by HCL and SAP (both at 78%), Salesforce.com (76%) and Microsoft (74%). The average satisfaction score increased by six percent in comparison with last year demonstrating the high level of satisfaction among clients with their IT service providers in Switzerland.

Across the three different IT domains, the highest-ranking providers are:

  • For application development, maintenance, testing and SaaS: TCS, Salesforce.com and SAP
  • For data centre, managed infrastructure, hosting and IaaS/PaaS: HCL, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Microsoft
  • For network & telecommunications: Swisscom, Orange Business Services and BT
  • 56% of organisations are already using agile as their preferred model with another 35% planning to adopt it implying that more than 90% of organisations in Switzerland have incorporated agile in their IT operations. In the financial services sector, the use of agile is significantly higher at 75%, compared to 43% of manufacturing organisations and 50% of the other sectors.

Results Presentation

The results of our 2019 Swiss IT Sourcing Study were presented by Jef Loos, Whitelane and Dr. Michael Heym, Navisco in Zurich on 19 September 2019. The event featured client presentations from Kuoni and ABB in addition to a vendor panel debate.

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2019 UK IT Sourcing Study Results Published

The 2019 UK IT Sourcing Study, conducted by Whitelane Research in collaboration with PA Consulting, the innovation and transformation consultancy, investigates more than 760 unique IT sourcing relationships held by over 240 of the top IT spending organisations across all industry sectors in the United Kingdom.
Key findings from the 2019 UK study include:

  • Over the next two years outsourcing will continue to increase in the United Kingdom with 71% of organisations planning to outsource at the same rate or more, with the percentage of organisations planning to outsource more increasing by five percentage points in comparison with last year. For the first time since 2015 the number of clients planning to outsource less (insource) has decreased dropping from 22% to 16%.
  • Clients indicate the main rationale for insourcing is driven by “the need to retain and own their own intellectual property” (75%) together with a shift towards more “agile ways of working” (75%).
  • The adoption of agile has become mainstream, however ability to implement and sustain remains patchy, particularly in traditional organisations. Challenger organisations increasingly using agile to improve speed to market.
  • Entry barriers are reducing for digital age service providers. Organisations are increasingly open to work with smaller players, particularly those offering niche products and solutions.
  • Cost reduction is the most important outsourcing driver for the fourth consecutive year, followed by focus on core business and access to resources. Service providers place even more importance on cost reduction and almost twice as much importance on business transformation as reasons for why their clients outsource their IT services to companies like this Calgary Alberta IT Services company.
  • An increasing number of organisations are finding ways to decrease the run budgets to invest in change.
  • Despite a decrease of 4 percentage points since last year, the service provider community continues to show a strong overall satisfaction level with 84% of the clients being somewhat to very satisfied of the 766 evaluated IT sourcing relationships.
  • Hexaware and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are the joint highest-ranking providers with a general satisfaction score of 78%, followed by NIIT Technologies (76%) and TCS (75%).

Across the four different IT domains, the highest ranking providers are:

  • For application development, maintenance, testing and SaaS: Hexaware, NIIT Technologies and TCS
  • For data centre managed infrastructure and hosting: TCS, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Capgemini
  • For network & telecommunications: Orange, Vodafone and BT
  • For end-user services and collaboration solutions: TCS, HCL and Microsoft

Manish Khandelwal, IT Transformation expert at PA Consulting, says: “Technology driven challenger organisations are transforming the way services are delivered and consumed across sectors. Technology investments are growing, presenting significant opportunities for established service providers and new entrants with differentiated offerings. Service providers that are able to transition from traditional delivery and commercial models without compromising the service quality are looking at an exciting future ahead.”

Results Presentation

The results of our 2019 IT Sourcing Study for the UK were presented by Jef Loos, Whitelane and Manish Khandelwal, PA Consulting, in London on 5 June 2019. The event featured client presentations from Royal Mail Group and the FSCS in addition to a vendor panel debate.

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June 6th, 2019|Categories: IT Outsourcing Studies|

2019 Nordic IT Sourcing Study Results Published

The 2019 annual Nordic IT Sourcing Study, conducted by Whitelane Research in cooperation with PA Consulting Group, investigates more than 1000 unique IT outsourcing relationships held by over 330 of the top IT spending organisations across all industry sectors in the Nordics. Whilst the Nordic outsourcing market remains healthy, it certainly continues to change.
Key findings from the Nordic Study include:  

  • Over the next two years outsourcing will continue to increase across the Nordics with 72% of organisations planning to outsource at the same rate or more, although the percentage of organisations planning to outsource more has decreased by 5 percentage points in comparison with last year and 13 percentage points in comparison with 2017 confirming a trend. 
  • Across the four Nordic countries, most outsourcing growth is expected in Denmark with 38% of organisations citing that they plan to outsource more (down by 5 percentage points in comparison with 2018). In contrast, most insourcing is predicted in Sweden with almost 1 in 5 clients planning to outsource less (up by 10 percentage points since last year). 
  • The top three objectives for IT outsourcing from a client perspective in the Nordics are focus on core business, cost reduction and access to resources. Service Providers, asked why their clients outsource, rank cost reduction number 1 and place twice as much importance on business transformation. They also underestimate the importance of focus on core business by -20% and innovation by more than half, highlighting that differences in perspectives between clients and service providers continue to exist.
  • 81% of clients state that they are not achieving or only partly achieving innovation as one of their outsourcing objectives while almost 3 out of 4 clients cite they are not or only partially achieving their business transformation objectives. Clients need to communicate their objectives more clearly while service providers should look into how they can help their clients with innovation through outsourcing, ideally on a continuous basis through effective collaboration.
  • 13% of clients state that they will outsource less (Insourcing). The clients indicate the main rationale for Insourcing is driven by the shift towards more “agile ways of working” (70%) and “a desire to increase the speed and quality of delivery” (62%).
  • The service provider community continues to show a strong overall satisfaction level with 87% of the clients being somewhat to very satisfied of the 1,009 evaluated IT sourcing relationships.
  • On the overall ranking for general satisfaction, TCS and Amazon Web Services (AWS) receive the joint highest score with 77%, followed by Basefarm and Salesforce.com (both at 76%), Telenor and LTI (both at 75%) and new entrant Sopra Steria (74%). The average satisfaction score remains unchanged in comparison with last year. 
Across the 4 different IT domains, the highest ranking providers are:
    • For application development, maintenance, testing and SaaS: TCS, Salesforce.com, LTI and Wipro (joint 3rd)
    • For data centre, managed infrastructure and hosting: TCS, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Basefarm
    • For network & telecommunications: Telenor, Telia Company, Elisa, TDC and BT (joint 3rd)
    • For end-user services and collaboration solutions: Atos, CGI and Microsoft
Across the four Nordic countries, the highest ranking providers are:
    • For Denmark: Salesforce.com, HCL, Atos and LTI (joint 3rd)
    • For Finland: TCS, Telia Company and CGI
    • For Norway: TCS, Salesforce.com and Telenor
    • For Sweden: TCS, EVRY and Telenor

  • Almost 60 percent of organisations are already using agile as their preferred model with another 31% planning to use it. Adoption of Agile as the preferred delivery model is spreading across the Nordics with significant increases in Agile adoption since last year in Denmark (from 35% to 58%) and in Norway (41% to 63%). 
  • Usage of DevOps is also on the rise, with one third of organisations are already using DevOps as their preferred model and another 48% planning to use it in the future.
  • New technologies focused on more efficiently and effectively delivering services such as robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) are also becoming increasingly more important. 59 percent of all organisations are already using these new technologies and another 30 percent is planning to make use of this in the near future. While the use of technologies in Robotics and/or AI is widespread across the Nordics, Sweden is lagging behind the other Nordic countries.

Results Presentation

The results of our 2019 IT Sourcing Study for the Nordics were presented in Copenhagen, Oslo, Helsinki and Stockholm. We were delighted to have client presentations from the following companies: DNA, UPM, Lantmännen, Velliv, NETS, DNB and Yara.

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April 25th, 2019|Categories: IT Outsourcing Studies|

2019 Dutch IT Sourcing Study Results Published

The 2019 Dutch IT Sourcing Study, conducted by Whitelane Research in collaboration with Quint Wellington Redwood, investigates more than 550 unique IT outsourcing relationships held by over 200 of the top IT spending organisations in the Netherlands. 
Key findings from the 2019 Dutch study include:

  • More than two out of five organisations (42 percent) in the Netherlands are planning to outsource more of their IT in the next two years, with most outsourcing to be expected from the financial services sector (53%). Eleven percent of Dutch organisations are planning to increase insourcing in the coming years.
  • The primary reasons for Dutch organisations to outsource their IT services are focus on core business, improvement of service quality and cost reduction. Overall, more than 90 percent of organisations cite that they have (partly) achieved their outsourcing objectives.
  • Innovation is an increasingly more important factor for clients (cited by 43% as a key driver), but four out of five participants state that they are not achieving the expected innovation through outsourcing.
  • Cloud continues its growth with cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft (Office Suite and Azure), Salesforce.com having over 80 contracts that have been evaluated in this year’s study.
  • 70% of clients indicate that security and privacy concerns are the main barriers to further cloud adoption; service providers do not share this concern as only 30% of providers indicate security and privacy is a barrier.
  • The service provider community continues to show a strong overall satisfaction level with an increase in general satisfaction (2% for the whole market compared to last year) and an impressive 88% of the clients being somewhat to very satisfied with the 554 evaluated IT sourcing relationships.
  • On the overall ranking for general satisfaction, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is ranked number 1 with a satisfaction score of 84%, followed by Centric (79%), TCS and Accenture (both at 78%) and Salesforce.com (76%).

Across the 4 different IT domains, the highest ranking providers are:

  • For application development, maintenance, testing and SaaS: TCS, Accenture and Salesforce.com
  • For datacenter managed infrastructure and hosting: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Centric and Microsoft (Azure)
  • For network & telecommunications: Vodafone, Orange Business Services and KPN
  • For end-user services and collaboration solutions: Centric, Microsoft (Office Suite) and Cegeka

Results Presentation

The results of our 2019 IT Sourcing Study for the Netherlands were presented by Jef Loos, Whitelane and Alex van den Bergh, Quint on 14 March 2019. With almost 100 people in attendance, the event featured multiple interactive presentations hosted by organisations including Eneco, ERIKS, ING and Rabobank. There were also in-depth topic sessions on Hybrid Cloud Hosting, Sourcing in a DevOps Enterprise and SIAM.

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March 15th, 2019|Categories: IT Outsourcing Studies|