No, ‘outsourcing giants’ isn’t a new American football team. No, Gartner has released its North American Magic Quadrant for end user outsourcing companies.
Of course it’s American but there are clues as to who’s going to be leading worldwide, too.
CRN has published an excellent slide-based listing of the companies named, but for what it’s worth and if you don’t like clicking links, here are some highlights: IT giant Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) takes in $450m per year from outsourcing and takes poll position.
IBM Is inevitably a player as well, with Unisys a close third, growing its end user business an impressive 14% in 2013.
CompuCom won a great deal of business during 2014 and of course HP is among the companies listed, offering products including analytics and virtualisation although a major growth plan has yet to bear fruit (there are circumstances related to CEO and board changes a few years back).
Dell, which your correspondent remembers launching from a platform of off-the-page PC sales for people who didn’t want to pay IBM prices, also rates a mention, as does HCL. We’re still on the top rung – we’d recommend clicking the link above for further information on the leading companies in American end user outsourcing.