Authored on: Jan 25, 2012
The emergence of global trading is driving several important trends, including the consolidation of exchanges, a realignment of industry coalitions, and the emergence of global trading standards.
Today's firms have to adapt to this new climate, while answering continuing calls for optimization and cost reduction. These changes will continue to force companies to embrace open standards and new technologies that promise to reduce system complexity and lifetime maintenance costs while allowing them to build systems that can be updated more effectively.
This paper provides insights into how these developments will influence technology investments.