Outsourcing qualification launched
An academic qualification in outsourcing is now available through the National Outsourcing Association (NOA).
The qualification has been in development for three years and is accredited by Middlesex University. It will enable businesses to benchmark skills and help them recruit and train individuals that will manage outsourcing contracts.
Demand for outsourcing is growing and suppliers and users of outsourcing services want best practices guidelines.
According to Gartner, there will be £180bn worth of IT outsourced in Western Europe by 2011. In the UK, research firm Nelson Hall said there was $3.6bn worth of business processes outsourced overseas in 2007. It said this will grow 25% every year and reach $8.8bn in 2011.
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You can see the prospectus here.