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As commented on Computerweekly:

“Public sector accounted for 41% of total IT outsourcing in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region in the first six months of 2013 with most contracts signed in the UK. Research from Information Services Group (ISG) also revealed that, although the actual value of public sector contracts was down 23% to €2.4bn in the six-month period, it was above the average figure for the last five years, of €1.7bn. The research measures IT contracts worth €4m or more. “The continued focus on reducing government spending means that public sector bodies have to carefully consider their service delivery options,” said Luke Mansell, director at ISG.  “Outsourcing can offer these organisations access to a wider range of skills as well as the required lower costs.”UK public sector organisations are the most mature IT outsourcers. The actual value of contracts in the UK public sector in the six-month period was over five times greater than that of continental Europe.”

Interestingly enough, the public sector has a reputation for being slow when it comes to decision making, but it appears with the latest squeeze on budgets they are acting quickly and decisively and delivering new contracts at rapid speed. Necessity is the godmother of speed, it’s great to see so much activity in the outsourcing space in the first 6 months of 2013 after a few lack lustre years........

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