Outsourcing Trends

This week's edition of Business Week has a cover story on outsourcing. As part of the extended story they have a sidebar called the Modular Corporation where they use IDC estimates to look at the size of the outsourcing spend in 2005. Some interesting numbers:


  • Logistics and Procurement $179 billion
  • Manufacturing (electronics only) $170 billion
  • IT $90 billion
  • Customer Service $41 billion
  • Engineering $ 27 billion
  • Finance & Accounting $14 billion
  • Human Resources $13 billion
  • Analytics $12 billion

...and growing.





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