- The outsourcing experience â exploring the realities of outsourcing both business processes and IT, including statistics on âoffshoringâ.
- MiFID â the level of understanding, project planning and budgets for 2006/07.
- Disaster recovery - what plans are in place; recovery times; ownership and budget?
- Market data costs - provider analysis, cost of provision and percentage of market data budget allocation.
The IT Value Survey, which is now in its fifth year, examines IT spending levels and trends and assesses business levels of satisfaction with IT systems, services and value gained. The Survey results provide indicators of strengths and weaknesses of IT services and a basis for benchmarking against peers as well as indicating firms future spending priorities. In addition to addressing the new areas highlighted by members, the Survey will continue to look at the use of electronic trading services, key functional development areas and the business drivers for IT project investment.
Investitâs IT Value Survey has signed six new clients this year â including ABN AMRO Asset Management, one of the largest global asset management businesses.
Commenting on the Survey, John Robertshaw, Principal at Investit said:
âThe recent addition of clients, such as ABN AMRO Asset Management, to the IT Value Survey demonstrates our dominance in this field - and the larger sample size enables us to provide more valuable benchmarking results. The IT Value Survey is bigger than it ever has been, reflecting a growing appetite of investment management companies to understand and better manage the value they get from their IT departments. The Survey is also developing its geographical reach, with over 50% of members submitting information relating to global operations. â
âInvestitâs IT Value Survey is revised annually to reflect the changing environment. The inclusion of topics such as MiFID and outsourcing reflect current industry issues and therefore enable us to meet the requirements of members.â