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ICT investment trends in Financial Markets

ICT investment trends in financial markets - Enterprise ICT spending patterns through to the end of 2015 is a new market research publication announced by Reportstack. This report presents the findings from a survey of 155 financial market institutions regarding their Information & Communications Technology (ICT) investment trends. The survey investigates how financial market institutions currently allocate their ICT budgets across the core areas of enterprise ICT expenditure: hardware, software, IT services, communications, and consulting.

Key Findings
• The survey shows that financial markets institutions are increasing their investment in ICT hardware by (X%), compared to 2013, and reach (X%) in 2014.
• In 2014, X% of financial market institutions are planning to increase their overall ICT expenditure (both slightly and significantly) in IT infrastructure.
• Automated origination tools such as electronic document creation, is considered by (X%) of respondents to be the top three IT projects in sales and management platforms for financial market institutions in 2014.

Synopsis
This report presents the findings from a survey of 155 financial market institutions regarding their Information & Communications Technology (ICT) investment trends. The survey investigates how financial market institutions currently allocate their ICT budgets across the core areas of enterprise ICT expenditure: hardware, software, IT services, communications, and consulting.

The report illustrates the core technologies enterprises are investing in, including enterprise applications, business intelligence, and cloud computing. The survey also highlights the approach adopted by financial market institutions to purchase technology. Through survey, the report aims to provide better insight to ICT vendors and services providers when pitching their solutions to financial markets.

In particular, it provides an in-depth analysis of the following:
• Understand how ICT budgets are set to change in 2014 in terms of their overall size.
• Appreciate how IT budgets are allocated across the core elements of IT spend, including hardware, software, services, communications, and consulting.
• Learn how IT money is being spent in areas such as the data centre, applications, IT management and the network.
• Gain an understanding regarding which ICT functions financial market institutions are interested in outsourcing.
• Identify financial market institutions’ investment priorities based on their budget allocations across core technology categories such as enterprise applications, business intelligence, and cloud computing. 
• Learn about the drivers that are influencing financial market institutions’ 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 ICT budget allocations across various segments within a technology category.
• Understand the vendor mindshare for various core and advanced technology categories.
• Provides insight into financial market institutions’ preferred buying approaches.
• Comprehend the business and IT objectives that financial market institutions are looking to achieve through their IT investment strategies. 
• Understand the factors that are influencing financial market institutions decision to select an ICT provider.

Reasons To Buy
• This report will help readers to understand how the financial market ICT landscape is set to change in 2014.

• Gain a view as to how ICT money is being allocated in your target audience.

• The report covers a detailed breakdown of the opportunities within each of the core areas of ICT spend (hardware, software, IT services, telecommunications and consulting.)

• The report will help users to gain a view of the current strategic objectives of financial market institutions.

• The report will provide a detailed breakdown of the opportunities within selected technology categories (enterprise applications, business intelligence, and cloud computing).

• Understand the factors that are influencing financial market institutions’ decision to select an ICT provider.

• Gain a view as to the business and IT objectives financial market institutions are looking to achieve through their ICT investment strategies.


Companies Mentioned

Amazon web services, ATandT, BT, Deutsche Telekom/T-Systems, Google, IBM, Information Builders, Microsoft, Microstrategy, Open source BI, Oracle, Orange, Rackspace, Salesforce.com, SAP, SAS, Tibco Spotfire, Verizon

Complete report available @ ICT investment trends in financial markets