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Medical transcription: automation is driving growth in speech recognition

Healthcare automation is driving growth in speech technology, with the leading vendors providing specialized solutions, according to a new report by Datamonitor. Although use of PC-based speech recognition is not widespread, the technology has found its niche in the healthcare market, where automation and cost savings are key drivers.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Jun 2008
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Volatility in global commodities markets drives spend in risk management IT

Analysts expect that increased volatility in commodities markets globally will drive spend in risk management IT. However, commodities present their own unique characteristics that must be observed, making it fundamental for IT vendors looking to capitalize on the opportunity to have a full understanding and appreciation of the underlying physical market and of their potential client's business.

Published By Datamonitor
01 May 2008
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CRM: insurers can propel technology's growth by focusing on customer

Heightened competition, along with more informed and demanding consumers, is causing insurers worldwide to rethink their customer relationship management strategy. In order to remain competitive and maintain profitability, life and non-life insurers must expand beyond their core competency of risk management and focus on customer management.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Apr 2008
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Google is well positioned to enter the personal health record market

Datamonitor believes that, through its brand strength, Google's entry into the personal health record market is likely to make personal health records a success and result in consumers becoming more knowledgeable about their health. While other companies have developed personal health records, the significance of Google's entry cannot be underestimated due to its unparalleled consumer reach.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Mar 2008
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2008 - the year of green IT

The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali, which runs from December 3 to 14 this year, looks set to send a clear and unambiguous message to the developed world: reduce your carbon footprint now before it is too late.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Dec 2007
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Asset management firms turn to technology to cope with ever-changing financial landscape

As the asset management industry experiences significant change, firms are turning to technology to reinvent and differentiate themselves. Outsourcing fund marketing functions is growing in popularity, while online issuance is developing as an effective distribution channel. Indeed, global asset management spend on front office technology is expected to top $3.4 billion by 2012.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Nov 2007
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Wealth management IT spending to top $28 billion by 2012

The mass affluent market remains a growth opportunity for the banking sector as the asset base of typical investors grows. According to Datamonitor research, spending by financial services firms on front-to-back wealth management IT in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific will reach $28.5 billion by 2012 as they increase investment in the technology to cope with regulations and stay competitive.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Oct 2007
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Phishing gets between a rock and an easy place

For those without strong technology skills who want to set up in the identity theft marketplace, phishing represents a great opportunity. There is even a plug-and-play kit that enables non-technical users to launch phishing attacks. At the other end of the technology skills scale, it appears that this year's most successful phishing attacks are being launched by one particular group.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Jul 2007
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Outbound sales & marketing changing in response to consumer backlash

Although outsourcers will continue to provide a solid mix of offerings related to horizontal functionality, the manner in which traditional services are delivered is shifting. The handling of outbound sales & marketing in particular is changing, in response to consumer backlash. In addition, outsourcing vendors have their fingers on the pulse, and have new services such as 'warm calling' cued.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Jul 2007
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Enterprise IT budgets increase but in-house IT teams remain an obstacle for vendors

IT budgets globally are set to grow and the outlook for the market is positive. However, vendors hoping to cash in will be faced with competition not only from other providers but from enterprises' in-house IT teams. Indeed, while most enterprises in the US, Australia and Europe will be increasing their IT budgets from last year, they are likely to spend more with their in-house IT departments.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jul 2007

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