Too Few IT Professionals: Possible Alternative

In Austria and Germany, the same situation is evident for years: the demand for IT professionals is higher than the offer. Companies meet this basic constellation with different approaches. A possibility is outsourcing – whether to companies that specialise in domestic, in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe or to Asia such as India. Concentration on the core business increased outsourcing of IT cuts budgets and especially the low range of suitable IT specialists, go for more and more domestic technology companies to do so, to outsource parts of IT to external IT service providers. This should in particular help to focus on the core business of the company.

Local specialists in IT outsourcing have mainly the advantage over American or Eastern European companies that the communication represents a minor problem because the decisions are usually not as long. This makes it easier for crucial to be able to offer individual concepts for customers. There are some good reasons for companies to outsource their IT outsourcing increasingly towards Eastern Europe as previously discussed. The trend is clearly in the direction of Eastern Europe. The reasons for this lie in the availability of IT specialists, as well as the generally low wages.

Therefore, countries such as Poland, Serbia and the Ukraine are popular destinations for the outsourcing of IT tasks. India as a classic destination for outsourcing as well as Eastern Europe has now become especially India to the classic, if the question is where outsourcing of IT should lead. In the vast subcontinent of India, there are still more highly trained IT professionals than in Eastern Europe. Also the labor costs are significantly lower than comparable values in Eastern Europe. These two benefits are however also accompanied by severe disadvantages, resulting mainly from the complicated cooperation due to the cultural differences. This often coordinative, which again negate the objective of cost reduction problems. Peter Maier