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INDUSTRY: Datamine

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DQI Bureau
New Update

A survey conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit for Mercury sheds light

on how business trends like outsourcing, compliance and new application

environment are impacting corporate IT departments. The results are based on

reponses from 758 IT executives from Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific.

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Which

of the following activities are most important in ensuring your

applications deliver business value?
Most

IT executives in the survey believe it is crucial to get things

right early in the design and testing process.
A

Successful Tie Up
Most

IT professionals feel that transparent services and operations that

could scale to meet future requirements would forge successful

outsourcing partnerships.
The

Compliance Factor
  1



(No Impact)
2 3 4 5



(Major Impact)
Sarbanes-Oxley 41% 24% 15% 10% 10%
Basel

II
41% 22% 16% 10% 10%
International

Accounting Standards (IAS/IFRS)
20% 16% 27% 21% 16%
Data

privacy laws
12% 16% 21% 24% 28%
Anti-money

laundering legislation
33% 25% 21% 11% 11%
County-specific

compliance
16% 20% 30% 21% 14%

The burden of

compliance falls on some companies more heavily than others. This

explains the respondents' low levels of concern

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