This report presents the findings from a survey of X financial market institutions regarding their Information & Communication Technology (ICT) investment priorities. The survey investigates the core technologies which financial market institutions are investing in, including the likes of enterprise applications, security, mobility, communications & collaboration, and Cloud Computing.
Recognize financial market institutions strategic objectives with regards to their ICT investments.
Identify financial market institutions investment priorities based on their budget allocations across core technology categories such as enterprise applications, security, mobility, communications & collaboration, and Cloud Computing, etc.
Learn about the drivers that are influencing financial market institutions investments in each technology category.
Establish how financial market institutions IT budgets are currently allocated across various segments within a technology category.
Gain insight into how financial market institutions plan to change their IT budget allocations across various segments within a technology category.
Why was the report written?
In order to provide deeper insights into financial market institutions ICT investment priorities and strategic objectives.
What is the current market landscape and what is changing?
The survey shows that the adoption of cloud computing is relatively low, owing to concerns relating to security and reliability.
What are the key drivers behind recent market changes?
Financial market institutions are planning to increase their investments in cloud computing in the future, primarily driven by benefits such as increased agility & scalability and lower total cost of ownership (TCO).
What makes this report unique and essential to read?
Kable Global ICT Intelligence has invested significant resources in order to interview CIOs and IT managers about their IT investment priorities. Very few IT analyst houses will have interviewed 150+ ICT decision makers in financial markets in H2 2012.
Kables survey shows that financial market institutions are placing high levels of importance on the strategic objective of improving security & privacy, with the highest average ratings of X on a scale of 1 to 4.
Financial market institutions are investing in enterprise applications which enable risk and compliance management, performance and profitability management, marketing and business intelligence, HR management, and front office management to streamline their business operations.
Amidst continuously evolving regulations and a highly competitive market there is a growing need for financial market institutions to respond quickly to changes and make decisions in order to increase business efficiency and productivity. Therefore, institutions are adopting business intelligence (BI) tools to transform data and information into meaningful insights.
Content management solutions enable financial market institutions to mitigate legal and regulatory risk by classifying and storing information in an organised manner and making it accessible for compliance purposes. Therefore, a large proportion of financial market institutions are planning to invest in these solutions in the next two years.
Financial market institutions are putting a lot of emphasis on deploying various IT systems management solutions and minimising their ICT infrastructure complexity, as the majority (X%) of institutions are operating in either a very complex or a somewhat complex ICT environment.