Value of top 100 outsourcing deals down 1.2% in 2004

The value of the top 100 outsourcing deals in 2004 decreased by 1.2% from $69.1 bln in 2003 to $68.3 bln in 2004. However, qualifying for the top 100 in 2004 required a minimum deal value of $184 mln, a 5.1% increase from 2003. The share of BPO and processing services deals in the top 100 outsourcing deals increased from 15.2% in 2003 to 25% in 2004, while the share of IT outsourcing services suffered a decline to 75% of the 2004 market, IDC says