IDC has released its IDC Financial Insights' Predictions for 2012. The December 6, 2011 annual predictions conference call was marred by technical problems, but the IDC team went ahead and recorded the webinar portion. The recording will be available on the IDC Predictions website and has been loaded to You Tube, here and is also embedded below.
This was a global predictions call and was focused broadly on all types of financial services. There are also other calls coming up that focus on regional predictions in both Europe and Asia as well as calls specific to sub-industries within Financial Services.
Leading this conference call was David Potterton, Vice President of Global Research. Other IDC Financial Insights team members on the call were Jeanne Capachin, Marc DeCastro, Karen Massey, Aaron McPherson, John O'Brien, Sean O'Dowd, and Michael Versace.
The IDC Financial Insights team started off the predictions by saying there are going to be four main themes in 2012.
- Meeting regulatory and compliance requirements.
- Improving the cross-channel experience
- Improving operational cost efficiencies
- Improving revenue generation
The Ten Predictions
The 2012 predictions list below was sourced from the conference call slides.
- IT Spending Growth. “Tumultuous financial markets, failing institutions, and lower profits in Europe and the U.S. will inhibit, but not eliminate, IT spending growth.”
- Channel Mix. “Financial institutions struggle to harness the right channel mix for an optimum customer experience.”
- New Business Models. “Financial institutions will see the need to develop a new business model, but execution will elude the industry.”
- Revenue Generation. “Revenue-generation continues to be a major challenge in 2012 as financial institutions explore new pricing options enabled by technology.”
- Reliability of IT. “IT reliability becomes a major risk factor due to the age and complexity of key systems.”
- Mobile Payments. “Financial institutions will generate less than 10% of total mobile payments.”
- Operational Efficiency. “Financial institutions will continue to tackle operational efficiencies and will target average cost income ratios of 40%.”
- Risk Management. “Risk management will top US$60B and 15% of total IT investments across WW financial services.”
- Social Media. “Financial institutions will use social media to improve decision making and drive financial results.”
- Big Data Analytics. “Over 40% of all tier 1 banking and capital market firms gear up to execute big data / analytics business and technology strategies.”
Webinar Recording via YouTube
For More Information
- The full report is at: Worldwide Financial Services 2012 Top 10 Predictions: Thriving or Just Surviving? . Other reports targeting EMEA and AP are also available at the IDC website
- Conference Call Replay (registration required): IDC Financial Insights Predictions 2012: Financial Services. This is the global predictions call. Other webinars targeting EMEA and AP are also available at the IDC website
- Slides: To download the conference call slides go to: http://idc-insights-community.com/posts/4a985ecf02.
- Press Release: IDC Financial Insights To Present Top 10 Predictions for 2012
- Community: The IDC Insights Community has blogs, videos, forums, resource library, events etc.
- IDC Financial Insights Newsletter: www.idc-fi.com/newsletter
- The IDC Financial Insights main page is at http://www.idc-fi.com/
- The IDC 2012 Predictions portal is at http://www.idc.com/research/Predictions12/Main/index.jsp. This page is being updated daily as new reports come out, webinars announced, etc.