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Economic Woes Drive Data Caution

The economy continued to overshadow data strategies and decisions in 2009, and even though the markets have shown a swift recovery in some quarters, continued uncertainty about the economic climate is prompting firms to take a cautious approach to business.

Latency: Industry Ups Focus on Measurement

The race to zero of eliminating latency from data distribution and processing continued apace in 2009, though firms also became more critical of their ability to accurately measure latency, to assess their status compared to their peers.

Vendors Vie for Share with New Platforms

Though Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg maintained dominant market shares and unveiled major initiatives in 2009, other data providers launched their own projects to broaden their client bases as they vie with rivals for the remainder of the market.

Data Consumers Spend for Technology Edge

Difficult operating conditions prevailed in the aftermath of the financial crisis, but user firms continued to invest in data technologies to give them an edge over rivals during 2009, either in the speed of sourcing and processing data, or in quality...