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market to continue growth momentum in 2011
According to the latest
IDC’s Asia/Pacific Semiannual IT Services Tracker, the overall IT services
market in the Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) region will continue its
growth momentum in 2011 after a strong recovery in 2010. IDC forecasts the
market to experience a 9.4 per cent year-on-year growth in 2011, largely
driven by outsourcing and project-oriented services, as well as uptake of
“New technologies and service models are changing the IT landscape.
IT-as-a-service and pay-as-you-go models have triggered the market to
explore alternatives to traditional outsourcing models. This has resulted in
increasing interest in hosted application management as a transition to a
public cloud along with data centre consolidation and virtualisation
projects,” says Natalie Wan, Senior Research Manager of IDC’s Asia/Pacific
Services Research Group.
Key findings from the study include:
- Consultancy-led and business transformation projects, especially cloud
related initiatives, are picking up fast to enable enterprises to capture
opportunities in the recovered economic environment.
- Server, storage and desktop virtualisation, along with transition to
next-generation data centre, continue to fuel the growth of network
consulting and integration services.
- Business analytics solutions are growing fast as more enterprises are
demanding predictive capabilities to capitalise on the value of information
and enhance competitiveness and time-to-market.
- Enterprises are looking for end-to-end managed services. Extending the
partner ecosystem will be critical to address the growing requirements for
compliance and disaster recovery.
- Given the uptake of mobile technology, cloud computing, social networks
and Web 2.0, security and risk assessment services remain high on the agenda
to assist enterprises to evaluate the security posture prior to deploying
new technologies and build stronger information governance for managing
corporate information in the cloud.
“Transforming IT infrastructure, modernising applications, as well as
streamlining business processes, are key drivers for enterprises’ IT
investment. The pressure on reducing CAPEX remains and this will continue to
fuel innovation in outsourcing services over the next 12 months, as
governance and IT service management take centre stage in the value
proposition for outsourcing services,” concludes Linus Lai, Associate
Director, IDC's Asia/Pacific Services Research Group.