Nordic industries increase IT outsourcing for IoT and big data skills

As heavy industries adopt IoT technology worldwide and become more data driven, Nordic companies are hiring service providers to fill knowledge gaps, create ecosystems and provide expertise.

Barry Matthews, a partner at ISG, who heads up Northern Europe, said traditional IT outsourcing, where an organisation pays people to provide a service, grew by 17% in the Nordics in 2019, compared with 2018. In Europe as a whole, spending on IT outsourcing increased by 10% last year, compared with 2018. ISG said this growth was a result of organisations’ need to reduce costs while continuing to transform digitally.

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