Credit crunch 'encourages IT outsourcing'


Credit crunch 'encourages IT outsourcing'
The current economic climate is prompting more companies to look for temporary IT support from recruitment agencies, it has been claimed.

Flexibility and the need to keep employee numbers down among cash-conscious businesses are the main reasons for the surge in interest, a spokesperson for IT support company Connect said.

They also stated that services which incur a monthly fee rather than a long-term one-off payment are popular among businesses right now.

Chief executive of Connect Mark MacGregor said: "Since the start of the year, we have seen a 75 per cent increase in the number of enquiries for IT support. Outsourcing is an obvious way to save money quickly."

However, he advised businesses against too much outsourcing and recommended their IT systems and aims are all clear at the beginning of any contract, reported.

This autumn, a newly-devised IT course will be introduced into 12 UK colleges which will work towards dealing with the current skills shortage in the sector.

Related categories: IT / Internet.

Bookmark with:
Bookmark with: Digg Digg Bookmark with: Delicious Bookmark with: Reddit Reddit Bookmark with: StumbleUpon StumbleUpon Bookmark with: Google Google Bookmark with: Technorati Technorati Bookmark with: Netvouz Netvouz

See also:

Latest News:

Search News
News Front Page
Accountancy / Tax
Advertising / PR
Armed Forces
Aviation / Aerospace
Banking / Finance
Charities / Voluntary
Childcare / Youth
Construction / Property
Customer Services
Education / Training / Teaching
Emergency Services
Engineering / Electronics
Entertainment / TV / Theatre
Graduate Roles
HR / Recruitment
Health / Beauty
Hotel / Catering / Restaurants
IT / Internet
Insurance / Pensions
International / Overseas
Management / Business
Manufacturing / Industry
Media / New Media / Creative
Medical / Healthcare
Pharmaceutical Industry
Public Sector
Retail / Wholesale
Sales / Purchasing / Marketing
Science / Technology
Secretarial / PA / Admin
Skilled / Semi-skilled Manual
Transport / Logistics
Travel / Tourism / Leisure