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India's IT services market to grow to $8.1bn by 2011

Huge growth in Indian technology market predicted

India's IT services market will grow from $4.1bn in 2007 to $8.1bn in 2011, representing a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.6 percent from 2006 to 2011, according to the research by Springboard Research, a leading innovator in the IT Market Research industry.

Per Springboard's report, titled 'India IT Services Market and Forecast 2006-2011', IT Services growth rate in India is well above the 10.5 percent CAGR of overall Asia Pacific market and it makes India the fastest growing IT Services market in the Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) region.

According to the report, the Indian IT Services market is heavily dominated by infrastructure Services, which are estimated to garner 54 percent of the market in 2007. Springboard further forecasts the segment to grow in line with the overall market and reach $4.27bn by 2011. However, Applications Services with a CAGR of 19.6 percent remain the fastest growing market segment, while IT Consulting - typically used by vendors as entry point to reach clients in India - is estimated to grow from $0.22bn in 2007 to $0.40bn by 2011.

"India is the epicenter of growth in Asia Pacific IT Services marketplace," said Sanchit Vir Gogia, Senior Research Analyst for Services at Springboard Research.

"Not only is the India IT Services market forecast to be the fastest growing in the region, the country also has a rather unique position in the worldwide outsourcing arena through a well-educated and language-proficient workforce, that sets it apart from other Asian competitors," Gogia added.

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