The IT services industry in the Asia-Pacific has grown at a phenomenal rate to now become a major revenue generator for companies and businesses spread across multiple geographies. A driver of new software product development and better infrastructure, IT has led to a technological transition which is unique in the region. The growth of the IT sector has resulted in an increasing participation from countries that were technologically considered slow movers, indicate industry experts. Along with the historical giants, Japan and China, nations such as India, Singapore, Australia, Korea, Malaysia and Indonesia have acquired significantly higher IT skills to deploy and offer cost-effective solutions in IT infrastructure management, database management, Software as a service (SaaS), application development, big data and analytics etc. According to a Gartner Research report, by 2015, 4.4 million IT jobs will be created globally to support big data. Of these, 960,000 will be in the Asia Pacific region. In a way, to catch up with the competitive markets of US, the Asia-Pacific has increased its own productivity and in the long term, it appears well-organized to channel even more intensive services and huge chunks of IT spending.
As we move forward, the evolving new trends reflect that the importance of IT lies in developing the right skills to build, manage, and support enterprise’s mission critical IT departments. To conquer these skill-sets, IT organizations have created better applications and platforms around Cloud, digital technology and IT security to name a few. The Asia-Pacific business communities have set their eyes on these organizations expecting the best possible IT solutionsfrom them. Hence, it becomes crucial for us to recognize and identify organizations that could drive this growth further.
The current edition of APAC CIOoutlook brings you the “25 Most Promising IT Services Providers.” The list highlights some of the most prominent organizations in the industry who are capable of leading their clients towards excellence by supporting them beyond an advisory level. The proposed list aspires to assist IT executives to find the right IT solutions provider, who meets their specific requirements and helps organizations, improve customer experience and cost-efficiency and yet establishes best-in-class solutions in order to help them achieve true scalability.