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ATM outsourcing: a viable option for struggling banks

In the current economic environment, banks should carefully analyze the current and future total cost of ownership of their technology assets, and evaluate the outsourcing alternative. With a widespread lack of capital for costly upfront investments, renting ATM hardware and associated services becomes an attractive, and in some cases the only feasible, option to struggling banks.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Apr 2009
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Making strides: Obama and technology

When Barack Obama was elected president last November, his campaign's use of technology was innovative, historic and undoubtedly successful. During his first 100 days in office, Obama has made moves toward improving government IT and there are indications that the campaign's methods have permeated the way the White House leverages technology, both operationally and from a policy perspective.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Apr 2009
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Funes election win may not be bad omen for El Salvador outsourcing

The recent election of Mauricio Funes as the president of El Salvador has many in the global outsourcing community questioning the viability of the country as an optimal location for business process outsourcing delivery. However, Datamonitor is cautiously optimistic that the new president-elect will not jeopardize the positioning of El Salvador as a third-party function delivery site.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Mar 2009
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Telehealth holds great potential but wider awareness may not lead to adoption

Datamonitor believes that telehealth has reached the tipping point in terms of awareness, with IBM following Intel's entrance into the market, prominent media coverage and a rise in the number of conferences highlighting the technology. However, despite the benefits that telehealth offers to both providers and patients, the question remains as to whether this awareness will lead to adoption.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Mar 2009
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Financial crisis to remove $40 billion from global retail banking technology market

The fallout of the financial crisis continues in 2009 and many banks remain in survival mode, implementing stringent cost control measures and placing technology spending under heavy scrutiny. Although these will be difficult times for vendors, risk management and compliance spend should be stable, and significant opportunities remain in the mid- and long-term for those that can adapt.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Mar 2009
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CDS: regulators expected to mandate EU-based clearing facility

Efforts to standardize the credit default swap market in light of the current financial crisis are coming to a head with the imminent launch of a US-based clearing facility. Meanwhile, the failure of industry players to agree on a centralized European platform has left regulators with no option but to intervene, with the intention of creating a European counterpart to the US platform.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Feb 2009
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Does SaaS fit into the complex world of pharmaceuticals?

Software-as-a-service is one of the latest trends in the IT industry, but the new delivery model still has a way to go before it becomes pervasive in the life sciences. The need for customized and niche solutions in the sector makes it difficult for the model to be fully leveraged, and vendors should concentrate on targeting customer relationship management-type processes, rather than R&D.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Jan 2009
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A strengthened financial services compensation scheme comes at a price

The UK's Financial Services Authority has called for the substantial strengthening of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, which guarantees savings up to GBP50,000 in the event of a deposit taker collapsing. Although this is good news for depositors, the cost to financial institutions will be steep, which will hit them hard, particularly at a time when IT expenditure has been severely cut.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Jan 2009
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Outsourcing companies may suffer from exposure to US automotive industry

The financial health of the US automotive industry threatens to hold significant consequences for the outsourcing industry. The failure of the Big Three - General Motors, Ford and Chrysler - to secure a $14 billion government bailout could cripple future revenue streams for outsourcing companies, with major firms suffering exposure.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Dec 2008
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Will technology save newspapers from the economic crisis?

As ad revenue plummets and competitive pressure mounts, newspapers are using new technological systems to boost workflow efficiencies, curb operational expenditure and expand service portfolios. For the beginning of 2009, highlighting immediate cost saving benefits is the most important message to take to market for technology vendors, professional services companies and systems integrators.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Dec 2008

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