January 08, 2009 Industry analysts and research firms in the business of making forecasts about financial technology trends have faced some unusual challenges in this year of industry transformation. As they look back on 2008, how have they revised or reassessed original forecasts for the banking industry? Looking ahead to 2009, what do they predict will be the biggest changes in banks’ IT strategies?

Increased Investment in Deposit-Gathering Initiatives in 2009, Predicts Celent
Bart Narter, SVP, Banking Group, Celent

Banks Must Take Advantage of Opportunities Where They Find Them
Christine Barry, Research Director, Aite Group

Institutions With Capital May Find Vendors in the Mood to Deal
Jeanne Capachin, Research VP, Global Banking, Financial Insights

Firms Should Not Let Short-Term Demands Cripple Long-Term IT Strategy
Virginia Garcia, Sr. Research Director, Cross-Industry, TowerGroup

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Katherine Burger is Editorial Director of Bank Systems & Technology and Insurance & Technology, members of UBM TechWeb's InformationWeek Financial Services. She assumed leadership of Bank Systems & Technology in 2003 and of Insurance & ...