Supported by a virtual team of analysts based in all regions of the world, IDC's Global Sourcing Strategies service identifies opportunities and analyzes strategies for IT and business services firms, technology firms with services businesses, technology firms in need of R&D/engineering services, and pure-play offshore services companies. The service leverages IDC's worldwide analyst coverage to deliver forecasts, local and regional trend analysis, and competitive analysis of key services players.
Markets and Subjects Analyzed
End-customer spending and forecasts on global sourcing services
Established IT and business process services firms' global sourcing services activities
R&D/engineering services spending and buyer needs and requirements
Local and regional global sourcing services trends
Labor and regulatory issues
Customer preferences and best practices regarding global sourcing services
Significance and key roles of Brazil, Russia, India, and China (the BRIC countries)
Comparative analysis of global sourcing providers' strengths and weaknesses
Worldwide Forecast and Analysis for Global Sourcing of IT Services
Worldwide Forecast and Analysis for Global Sourcing of BPO Services
Worldwide Forecast and Analysis for R&D/Product Engineering Services
Impact of Cloud Services on Global Sourcing Models
Deal Analysis of Offshore Providers
In addition to the insight provided in this service, IDC may conduct research on specific topics or emerging market segments via research offerings that require additional IDC funding and client investment.
Key Questions Answered
Which services do customers prefer to have (and not to have) sourced from which geographic locations?
How will global sourcing impact the future delivery capabilities of services providers?
What effect will the global sourcing phenomenon have on IT and business services pricing?
What is the structure of an optimal global sourcing model?
How does a global sourcing strategy offer opportunities regarding IT, business process outsourcing (BPO), and engineering services?
How will the adoption of cloud-based services impact the global sourcing model?
Global Sourcing Strategies
IDC's Global Sourcing Strategies service examines the global sourcing of IT, business process, and R&D/engineering services, analyzing key trends and drivers and evaluating the competitive landscape for companies currently competing in, partnering in, or looking to leverage this service delivery model, including:
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