Business Trends: Sell-side Technology Investment Strategies (Customer Focus)

Date: November 23, 2010
Pages: 40
US$ 1,895.00
Publisher: Ovum
Report type: Strategic Report
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Business Trends: Sell-side Technology Investment Strategies (Customer Focus)
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Based on primary research with sell-side technology executives, this study explores IT drivers and strategy along with IT spending plans and investment priorities for the sector in 2011. The study examines the global market and the variations across North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.

Features and benefits
  • Unique primary research data based on interviews with 67 IT executives
  • Regional drill-down and comparative analysis across the the main regional markets
  • Examination of front and back office, with drill-down into impact of risk and compliance

Supporting efficiency and cost control are the top sell-side IT objectives across regions, although stronger growth conditions mean that supporting revenue growth is the top priority in Asia-Pacific.There is a polarization in spending focus on product accounting systems between North American and Europe, with North American institutions focused on other back-office systems, while European ones are focused on product accounting.Despite strong focus on efficiency, IT investment in back operations is focused primarily on providing greater information (for external and internal reporting) over driving greater automation

Your key questions answered
  • What are the top investment priorities for sell-side institutions in 2011?
  • What are the prevalent IT strategies and drivers for 2011?
  • How much are peers increasing IT budgets in 2011?

Executive summary
Study methodology and demographics
IT drivers and strategy
IT spending plans and investment priorities
Front and back office
Risk and compliance
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