IDC Financial Insights to Present Top 10 Predictions for 2012

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., November 28, 2011 – IDC Financial Insights will reveal its Top 10 Predictions for financial institutions for 2012 in two upcoming complimentary Web conferences. IDC Financial Insights expects financial institutions will continue to face immense challenges in 2012 as they deal with regulatory changes, aging critical infrastructure, revenue gaps, and public sentiment against the industry.

According to David Potterton, vice president of Global Research at IDC Financial Insights, "While 2012 will continue to be challenging for many financial institutions around the world, it also presents strategic opportunities for firms with vision to create the next generation of financial products and services."

Webcast Details

IDC Financial Insights Predictions 2012: Financial Services, “Thriving or Just Surviving,” will be held on December 6, 2011 at 11:00 a.m., U.S. Eastern time (16:00 GMT). The worldwide analyst team will examine the trends impacting global markets in 2012, providing insight into activity in multiple regions, including Asia/Pacific, Europe, North America, and Latin America. IDC Financial Insights' research examines the following segments: banking, payments, risk management, cash management and liquidity, and buy-side operations. Click here to register: http://bit.ly/IDC-FI_Predictions2012Webcast.

IDC Financial Insights Predictions 2012: EMEA Financial Services will be held on January 17, 2012 at 14:00 GMT (9:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern time). This Web conference will focus on market dynamics driving IT investment priorities in 2012 and beyond, with high-level views on emerging trends for the longer term, particularly given the volatility and uncertainty facing large parts of the European banking sector. Discussion will also include analysis of trends among the region's multiple geographies, including Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. Click here to register: http://bit.ly/IDC-FI_Predictions2012_EMEA-FS.

New this year, IDC Insights analysts will also provide insight on long-term trends in their industry, along with thought-leadership on new and unexpected themes that may be on the horizon for 2012. Based on deep vertical industry knowledge, IDC Insights continues its leadership position in offering IT executives a better understanding of the industry's most dynamic trends to help hone their near-term strategies as they seek to compete for the long term. Register for these and other IDC Insights Predictions 2012 Web conferences by visiting www.idc.com/IDCInsightsPredictionsWebcasts. All of the web conferences are free of charge to anyone wishing to register.

For additional information about this research, or to arrange a one-on-one briefing with an IDC Financial Insights analyst, contact Sarah Murray at 781-378-2674 or sarahbethmurray@gmail.com. For further information, email insights@idc.com. Follow IDC Insights on Twitter: @IDCInsights.

About IDC Financial Insights

IDC Financial Insights assists financial service businesses and IT leaders, as well as the suppliers who serve them, in making more effective technology decisions by providing accurate, timely, and insightful fact-based research and consulting services. Staffed by senior analysts with decades of industry experience, our global research analyzes and advises on business and technology issues facing the banking, insurance, and securities and investments industries. International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology market. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world’s leading technology, media, research, and events company. For more information, please visit www.idc-fi.com, email info@idc-fi.com, or call 508-620-5533. Visit the IDC Financial Insights Community at http://idc-insights-community.com/financial.