Independent research and advisory firm, Financial Insights, an IDC company, today announced the release of its annual report identifying the Top 10 IT initiatives that will have key strategic importance for capital market institutions in Asia/Pacific in 2006. The report, entitled Top 10 Strategic Initiatives in Asia/Pacific Capital Markets for 2006: Overarching Themes of Automation and Execution, describes these initiatives, examines why they will have an impact in 2006 spending, and explains why they should be on the minds of business and technology executives at capital market institutions and vendors serving the industry. The first three of the 2006 Top 10 initiatives are shown in the following table.

Figure 1: Top 3 Strategic Initiatives in Asia/Pacific Capital Markets for 2006

Li-May Chew, CFA, senior research manager for Financial Insights Asia/Pacific and author of the report states, "Priorities this year correspond with the broad themes of automation, integration and efficient execution. These perspectives essentially marry the technology and business strategy angle of issues that should be foremost in the minds of senior executives in capital market institution."

"Organizations that concentrate on their operational strengths, aggressively set implementation strategies, use trusted vendor solutions to plug functionality gaps, and focus on strategy execution will emerge as winners in 2006 even as competitors watch from the sidelines," Li-May concludes.

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