The asset and fund management industry has grown signifcantly in the last decade, with surveys indicating about 65 percent growth since 2007, to over USD 80 trillion in assets under management worldwide.
As its importance to the world financial system – linking those with money to invest with enterprises and activities that require funding – is increasingly recognized, so both the industry and the regulators that police the sector become more prominent.
The industry and regulators are coming under pressure from a range of “external” voices – demanding investors and consumer groups, clamoring political and economic needs, changing priorities and hopes of civil society, an increasingly noisy press, the explosion in social media and the rapid growth of new technologies.
This sea of voices is directly influencing the regulatory agenda and increasing expectations on the industry. A fundamental rethink of firms’ mindset and investment offerings is required.
It’s no secret that data-driven marketing (DDM) is top of mind for brand and agency executives. But what is surprising—shocking, in fact—is how vital first- and third-party information is for creative and execution strategies today. Case in point: 70% of senior marketing executives from brands, agencies and related industry segments say data-driven marketing is a core element of a majority of their campaigns, according to a new Oracle-Forbes Insights survey.
This full immersion in data and analytics—more than what many industry insiders may have realized—shows how quickly brands and agencies have recognized the potential benefits and rushed to replace outdated “gutfeel” decision making with quantifiable research. This was another recurring theme in the Oracle-Forbes Insights study, which found that marketing executives rely on advanced analytics to increase sales, attract new customers and expand brand awareness. In addition, 71% of respondents feel they effectively use it to identify
Published By: Intralinks
Published Date: Nov 04, 2019
When it comes to tailoring your investment products for 2020, it’s important to
gain an understanding of how LPs are thinking about their alternative allocation
programs – from GP selection criteria to investment vehicle preferences. How will
the industry shape up in 2020?
Here is a brief recap of Intralinks survey predictions from last year:
• Preferred GP size: USD 100 to USD 500 million AUM range
• Most favorable investment method: direct investing
• Highest confidence: private equity
In conjunction with Private Equity Wire, Intralinks reached out to over 180 LPs
across the globe. We asked for their thoughts on a variety of topics including
where they’re looking to invest capital over the next 12 months. Their answers
helped us craft our thoughts on the forthcoming fundraising environment. Now,
what follows is Intralinks’ 2020 forecast.
Published By: Icertis
Published Date: Oct 24, 2019
Technological innovation has changed the face of practically every industry. However, when it comes to matters of life and death, necessarily strict regulations have seen clinical trials lagging behind other lower risk industries which can put innovation into practice much more easily.
In Q2 of 2019 WBR Insights and Icertis surveyed 100 Clinical Operations Directors from pharmaceutical companies across Europe to find out more about the challenges they’re facing when implementing new technologies and digital processes in their clinical trials.
The gaming industry continues to grow rapidly, and it is projected to grow another 30%
in the next three years1
. Online gaming is driving this growth as the industry is making a
seismic shift from disk to digital. This shift comes with an abundance of opportunities and
challenges, as digital gaming makes it easier than ever to get games into the hands of more
players, in more places, in less time.
TechValidate Research surveyed 131 Akamai Technologies, Inc. customer accounts to find out more about how gaming
companies are innovating the marketplace and the challenges they need to overcome in order to do so. The results show
the importance of web security, that acquiring and retaining new users is the biggest business challenge companies are
facing, and that mobile is taking over as the most popular gaming platform.
Applications are the engines that drive today’s digital businesses. When the infrastructure that powers those applications is difficult to administer, or fails, businesses and their IT organizations are severely impacted. Traditionally, IT assumed much of the responsibility to ensure availability and performance. In the digital era, however, the industry needs to evolve and reset the requirements on vendors.
HPE Nimble Storage has broken away from convention and transformed how storage is managed and supported with the HPE InfoSight predictive analytics platform. HPE engaged ESG to conduct a quantitative survey of the HPE Nimble Storage installed base, as well as non-HPE Nimble Storage customers, to better assess how HPE InfoSight positively impacts customer environments.
To find out more download this whitepaper today.
IT leaders working on customer service projects must display an incredible amount of diligence. An organization’s CRM system has become its lifeline to customers, but as customer needs evolve so has the requirements of CRM. According to Gartner, today’s CRM solution must include a laundry list of capabilities outside its traditional core functionality including: native mobile support of the vendor's customer service and support business applications; real-time analytics; industry-specific functionality and workflow; context mining of voice and text; scalable cloud-based systems; social media engagement; suggested next agent action; multimodal capabilities, such as chat within mobile self-service; and even co-browsing. Gartner surveyed the CRM field and evaluated each vendor including Pegasystems.
Download this Gartner Magic Quadrant analysis and gain a better understanding each vendors’ CRM Customer Engagement Center solutions.
Published By: OutSystems
Published Date: May 30, 2019
In its fifth year, the goal of the OutSystems State of Application Development Report is to provide a comprehensive analysis of the challenges, priorities, and innovations faced by IT teams around the globe in this age of digital transformation.
This analysis is based on the responses to a survey conducted in March 2018. More than 3,500 IT professionals from over 116 countries took part. Respondents worked in all kinds of industry, and in this concise summary of the report, we focus on specific findings related to the manufacturing sector.
The need for digital transformation dominates business strategy today, and there are two obvious consequences for IT. Firstly, the demand for application development (app dev) is at an all-time high. Secondly, speed and agility are more important than ever before.
This backdrop informed the themes we wanted to explore in this year’s survey, which set out to answer five critical questions:
How are the app dev priorities of organizations adjusting
• Our survey of companies that currently offer, or
plan to launch, so-called “direct to consumer,” or
over-the-top (OTT), video services in the market
suggests that the industry is maturing. Though
51 percent of those surveyed view their video
service as a money-making venture, 49 percent
see it as providing some other primary benefit to
the company. Not only are the types of OTT video
services offered to consumers becoming more
diverse, but the marketing and distribution are also
improving such that target audiences are more
likely to find new services intended for them
ENGAGE AND SATISFY FINANCIAL SERVICES CUSTOMERS
In order to stay relevant and retain today’s “always-on”, mobile customers, financial institutions must prioritize and innovate. According to a recent Akamai FinServ industry survey conducted by TechValidate, almost half of the respondents are “behind” or “slightly behind” their peers with regard to their mobile capabilities.
Download a free report with detailed findings and takeaways from the survey to find out how to maximize customer acquisition, increase retention, and drive card usage. You’ll also learn:
- Current mobile strategies and barriers to adoption
- The right metrics to measure success
- The most important factors in a mobile banking experience
This whitepaper reveals how Oracle Hospitality commissioned
Phocuswright, a leading travel industry research firm, to survey more than 2,700 U.S. and European travelers to better understand the impact of technology on the hotel-guest experience and gain insight into making it a differentiator for winning new business.
For decades, the financial services industry has endured constant change
and uncertainty, from the depths of a financial crisis to widespread
regulation overhauls. With the advent of more advanced cybersecurity
threats, the industry has responded with rapid digital transformation to
remain competitive while also pushing the envelope. Today, managing
and mitigating cyber-related risks not only draws government scrutiny, but
increased consumer scrutiny as well, with longstanding brand reputations
anchored to institutions’ ability to protect its most sensitive data. In a
recent survey of Americans, financial information was considered by
consumers to be their most valuable personal information, worth even
more than personal or family photos and videos. For consumers, failing
to protect their data is a grave violation of trust, to the point where 72%
would consider leaving their current financial institution if their sensitive
information was taken hostage by ransomware.1
Not only does the
In the midst of an overwhelming amount of disruption taking place in the retail banking industry, a clear path to success has emerged. Banks that want to continue to gain and retain loyal customers must make it easier to bank with them.
According to a survey that included 760 different banks and credit unions, the most important priority for 2017 and beyond is the removal of friction from the customer journey.1
To clarify, today’s customer journey includes both the customer experience at local branch locations as well as their experience while interacting with websites, mobile apps, smart watches, and anything else that is connected to the Internet.
The battleground for customers has shifted to the digital world, and retail banks must adapt quickly as crafty Fintech startups and tech giants like Amazon, Apple, and Google continue to push the limits of what is possible with technology.
If digital channels aren’t approached correctly, they can add complexity to the customer experience in
Organizations do everything they can to maintain business continuity, as this significantly impacts their competitiveness and profitability. The cost of downtime is enormous; depending on the industry, organizations lose hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars for every hour of downtime from lost productivity and revenue, missed opportunities, and loss of reputation and customers. When ESG surveyed organizations about their downtime tolerance for primary production servers or systems, 51% reported that they could tolerate high priority applications being down for less than an hour, and 29% could tolerate high priority applications having less than 15 minutes of downtime.1
Industry leaders are engaging in multichannel integration for some very good reasons. More effective cross-channel strategies lead to more satisfied consumers as well as more efficient, more profitable retail operations. In fact, as the survey indicates, consumers expect integrated multichannel experience from their favorite brands.
Published By: Delphix
Published Date: May 28, 2015
A new generation of tools is bringing agility to components of IT operations . Learn how recent advancements in agile data management, data virtualization, and data masking are combining to help companies achieve previously unachievable breakthroughs in IT security and risk management. Starting with a technical dive into data masking and the key concepts surrounding “virtual data”, this eBook also leverages exhaustive industry research and company surveys to translate the business value associated with these solutions.
To understand the degree to which organisations are experiencing industry change globally and how they are
responding, Frost & Sullivan surveyed 1,500 senior executives (CEOs, CFOs, CIOs and other senior managers) in
seven countries (Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, the UK and the US). Respondents spanned
all major industry sectors, ranging from manufacturing to retail. The research shows that most executives not only
agree that their industry is rapidly undergoing transformation, but that ?exibility and adaptability are increasingly
becoming key factors for survival.
Compliance doesn’t have to be a scary word, even when facing the multifaceted challenges of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation. In fact, following through with plans for sustainable GDPR compliance can have many long-term benefits for your organization. That's because relying on data-driven decisions across the board sets you on track to gain a competitive edge.
In February 2018, SAS conducted a survey with 183 global, cross-industry businesspeople involved with GDPR at their organizations. Based on the survey results, this e-book delves into the biggest challenges and opportunities organizations have faced on the road to GDPR compliance.
Read on for advice from industry experts about the best path to compliance. Learn what steps your peers across a variety of industries have already taken and discover how an integrated approach from SAS can continue to guide your journey toward GDPR compliance.
The use of instant messaging in the energy industry is widespread, with one source estimating that as much as 60% of trading in the physical power markets is conducted using the technology. Moreover, a Microsoft/Accenture survey found that 34% of oil and gas professionals are collaborating more than they were 12 months earlier, while only 10% are collaborating less. While real-time communications, such as instant messaging, are very useful for traders and others in the energy industry, a failure to monitor and retain them along with other electronic communications can result in substantial penalties and other serious consequences.
Download this whitepaper to learn more.
A As the healthcare industry shifts focus from volume to value, standardization is needed to accurately benchmark labor resource utilization. This is the premise of a survey conducted by HealthLeaders Media and sponsored by Kronos. What constitutes direct patient care? Hands-on patient assessment, administering medications, and performing procedures clearly top the list. But can other activities be considered direct care too—even those not conducted in a patient’s presence?
Among all the trends and buzzwords currently shaking up the marketing industry, one concept is emerging as the one
to watch: customer experience (CX). Providing individual customers with the best possible experience is becoming the
top priority at the moment, even to the point where experience outshines product quality(!) as the main differentiator.
This is confirmed by a recent Gartner1
survey, in which 86 percent of participating companies listed customer experience
as the main factor for gaining a competitive advantage, compared with merely 36 percent in 2012.
Published By: Dynatrace
Published Date: May 21, 2019
The Internet of Things (IoT) is exploding across every industry, everywhere, starting a new chapter in digital transformation. As new use-cases for IoT continue to emerge, the digital experiences they enable will become increasingly critical to business success, connecting all aspects of human society.
Based on a global survey of 800 CIOs, this report examines the challenges organizations face as they begin to explore and deploy Internet of Things (IoT) use-cases and web-scale applications.