With the new year comes increased optimism that outsourcing will again be on the rise. At least this is the message from the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP), which, according to its year-end predictions, foresees companies returning to outsourcing as a means to recapture innovation and provide flexibility in 2010 versus simply saving money. That optimism, however, is tempered somewhat by the global economic uncertainty that will continue to impact the industry.

“Coming off a year of tremendous pressure, the outsourcing industry is expected to enter the next decade with positive signs of rebounding,” said IAOP Chairman Michael Corbett. “As companies recover from these tough economic times, outsourcing will enable them to emerge as leaders in the new global economy.”

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