Information technology industry experts met at the National Association of Software and Services Companies 2011 conference.

Topics discussed include IT outsourcing, which experts expect to increase 23 percent during 2011. This increase is due to the demand for cloud outsourcing, which is expected to account for 25 percent of all outsourcing by 2013.

Other findings from the conference include in the interest companies currently have in output from outsourcing, rather than the industry’s previous interest for input provided by outsourcing.

"One thing is certain, change is happening, but the industry is now mature enough to embrace that change,” said Alex Blues, IT outsourcing expert. “So by next year's NASSCOM we will probably see more IT outsourcing providers adding real value to their clients through meeting specific business needs, stronger niche players and further changes to the role of the chief information officer."

IT staffing is also expected to increase in the private sector. According to the Robert Half Professional Employment Report, companies are expected to increase IT hiring by 7 percent in the second quarter.


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