NEWS RELEASE

September 19, 2012

Outsourced IT Continues to Rise

ROCKVILLE, MD (September 19, 2012) - A survey from Bluewolf indicates that businesses are choosing to bring on more contractors rather than hiring full-time IT staff. Today, one-quarter of annual IT budgets are spent on outsourcing and according to a survey, 32% of businesses are planning to increase their investment in IT outsourcing within the next 12 to 18 months.

Not only is outsourcing IT cost-effective, but hiring outside help allows companies to become more agile and prepared when responding to business technology challenges.  Keeping up with new technology solutions, trends, and training can take a considerable amount of time away from other vital areas of a business.

According to Baseline, "CIOs are embracing the elastic workforce to gain access not only to more talent, but also to a specialized pool of workers at the top of their game who offer an outsider's perspective."

  • 32% of the surveyed companies will increase outsourced IT investments in the next 12 to 18 months.

  • 48% of these enterprises will bring on more contractors rather than full-time staff.

  • 73% outsource application services, and 30% are planning to increase this within 12 to 18 months.

  • 48 cents of every outsourcing dollar is being spent on application services.

  • 35 cents of every outsourcing dollar is being spent on IT infrastructure services.

  • 16% of data center operations are managed in the cloud.

  • 35% of companies plan to increase the outsourcing of application hosting in the next 12 to 18 months.

  • 23% of installed applications were running in a Virtual Machine (VM) in 2010, and now 48% of installed applications are currently running on a VM.

  • 22% plan to increase the outsourcing of data center operations within the next 12 to 18 months.

  • 21% plan to increase the outsourcing of network operations within the next 12 to 18 months.

  • 17% of businesses plan to increase the outsourcing of disaster recovery within the next 12 to 18 months.

ABOUT DATAPRISE, INC.:

Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, Dataprise, Inc. is a leading IT managed services provider that solves the technology challenges of any growing business. With primary offices in Washington, DC, New York City, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Northern Virginia, Dataprise is an outsourced technology partner to hundreds of customers throughout the Mid-Atlantic as well as nationally helping organizations manage and maximize their technology investments. Dataprise‚Äôs comprehensive and scalable Support365™ service plans and Cloud365™ management solutions uniquely meet the needs of small and medium-size businesses by offering a holistic and personalized approach to IT strategy and infrastructure support. Dataprise delights customers through its focus on PART (Passion, Accountability, Respect and Teamwork) and strives to provide an experience that consistently exceeds customer expectations.


CONTACT:
Sarah Kugler (301) 945-0700, press (at) dataprise.com.

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