APFIC Panel: In Buy-vs-Build Debate, Vendor Value is Key


"It's a natural reaction in the current market for vendors to find ways to hold onto their market share, often through long lock-in contracts... and as consumers, we don't like being tied down, not being able to change services, and not being able to negotiate on price," said David Davies, global head of market data control, infrastructure services and operations at Standard Chartered Bank, who advocated shorter-term deals that allow firms to regularly reassess the market, forcing large vendors

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