Galen Stops looks at how independent software providers are profiting despite tricky market conditions.
Regulatory uncertainty has translated into uncertainty in
the markets and this environment has lead to firms being less
willing to commit investment. This uncertainty, combined with
the global economic slowdown, has contributed to the diminished
volumes amongst a number of the established exchanges in Europe
and the US.
However, for technology providers, the changing regulatory
environment has presented opportunities to profit. New
regulations mean that firms are having to adapt and adjust both
their business systems and models in order to become
If a firm wants to built out a new system in-house it is
often going to be cheaper to outsource it because rather than
building a system one time for one company ISVs are able to
leverage economies of scale by offering their products to
In these austere financial times ISVs have been quick to
promote outsourcing as a means of reducing costs.
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