Saugatuck Report Spotlights Shifts in IT Innovation, Sources

December 22, 2011

New study released today helps strategists map, plan, and benefit from global IT Innovation

Westport, CT (PRWEB) December 22, 2011

We´re in the midst of an economic shift in innovation sourcing that is pushing more than half of IT providers to outsource and off-shore their core technological development. That will force tremendous shifts in the cost of IT, changes in regional economies, and shifts in labor and technology costs for all parties concerned, according to the latest research report from IT business research leader Saugatuck Technology.

Saugatuck’s newest report, “Mapping, Planning, and Benefiting from Global IT Innovation,” not only explains how shifts in innovation investment can affect provider profits and user adoption strategies. The report aggregates and analyzes a series of innovation mapping models and techniques to illustrate how centers of IT innovation are shifting toward new and emergent markets, how conditions in those markets will shape and re-shape IT innovation, and what the effects will be on IT providers and buyers alike.

Research highlights and insights from this report include the following:

  •     Traditional regional and country-specific centers of IT innovation, including the US, are losing influence and leadership;
  •     Some of that influence — but not all — is shifting toward Asian technology and manufacturing centers; and
  •     To maintain relevance in an increasingly global economy, IT providers and enterprise R&D groups alike need to broaden their “innovation portfolios” by establishing or expanding innovation investment in areas and locations where innovation is growing -and being rewarded.

“Understanding where and how innovation centers shift is increasingly important to both IT providers and enterprise IT buyers or strategists,” explains Saugatuck SVP and head of research Bruce Guptill. “The current shift away from Europe and the US toward emergent and growing economies in Asia is not just about cheap manufacturing — it’s about finding new and different ways of solving IT problems that will result in new and different business models, and which will shift entire economies over time.”

“Innovation is critical to the development of new products and new strategies for business,” adds Saugatuck senior strategist Brian Dooley, the study’s lead author. “The ability to see and predict how regional centers of that innovation are shifting — and why — can help us understand how global business, and therefore IT, will shift in the near future.”

“Mapping, Planning, and Benefiting from Global IT Innovation” is immediately available to clients of Saugatuck’s Continuous Research Service (CRS) by logging in to Saugatuck’s client research website. Copies are available for purchase by non-clients by clicking here.

About Saugatuck Technology

Saugatuck Technology, Inc., provides subscription research and management consulting services focused on the key market trends and disruptive technologies driving change in enterprise IT, including Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Cloud Infrastructure, Social Computing, Mobility and Advanced Analytics, among others. Founded in 1999, Saugatuck is headquartered in Westport, CT, with offices in Falmouth, MA, Santa Clara, CA and in Wiesbaden, Germany. For more information, please visit http://www.saugatucktechnology.com or call +1.203.454.3900.


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