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Refinitiv Research Shows Cloud Investment Escalating

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Cloud projects are delivering immediate cost reduction, faster innovation and sometimes better than expected results, leading financial institutions to allocate almost half (48%) of their IT budget to public cloud services in 2020, up from 41% this year, according to results of recent Refinitiv research into the use of cloud technology for financial data. The key challenge is managing data privacy controls across multiple datasets in different location, while some firms are limiting use of the cloud because of regulatory concerns. The Refinitiv research is based on telephone interviews with 300 executives at buy-side and sell-side firms.

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