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Financial services firms face growing IT complexity due to increasing mergers, proliferating product lines, and ongoing security and compliance concerns.
While these firms once handled information technology exclusively in house, many are now looking to comprehensive strategic service providers for assistance in managing their data centers and production environments. Many firms are finding that this IT model reduces complexity and costs while improving performance and availability through outsourcing. It further enhances a firm's ability to strategically transform its IT infrastructure by integrating business applications, enhancing security, addressing compliance, and meeting critical disaster recovery requirements. This white paper details the services that address the concerns of financial services firms and proposes criteria for use in identifying a service provider.