"Whenever there's a downturn people outsource more, not less," says Gartner analyst Linda Cohen. "Organizations want to take costs out wherever they can. CFOs are pounding on their CIOs to just outsource it, just offshore it."
"The difficult economic conditions will push companies further than before to consider what stays in house and what gets done by others," agrees NeoIT's Kublanov. "Additionally, demands by the business for further cost reduction will need to be addressed in an environment where many companies have already leveraged labor arbitrage to source the low hanging fruit."
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