A multi-client study commissioned by TowerGroup will examine the current and future needs of Web services among top financial services institutions. This study will interview a broad cross section of senior management executives responsible for technology architecture within retail banking, wholesale banking, capital markets, securities/asset management and insurance institutions. Explaining the need for the study Guillermo Kopp, director of TowerGroup’s Financial Services Strategies and IT Investments practice, said: ‘The adoption of Web services technology is critical for the financial services industry because it complements the movement toward a more standards-based, open IT environment that is technologically flexible – and thus cheaper and easier to manage.’
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