Gartner: Outsourcing drives IT services’ growth

‘Through 2004, outsourcing will continue to drive the growth in the worldwide IT services market, with IT management and process management growing faster than consulting services and development and integration services,’ Hale said in a statement.

Interesting to see something so many IT workers have been afraid of described as driving growth in the sector. I wonder if we’re just starting to see a new round of consolidation as IT becomes more of a commodity. It seems like a lot of companies have decided that it’s more cost-effective to hire a specialist. Wonder if that’ll create new opportunities for specialists…