Grid Computing: A Guide for Financial Services Firms

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24 February 2006


New York, NY, USA February 24, 2006

Celent anticipates that financial services firms will increase spending on grid computing projects from just over US$100 million to nearly US$500 million between 2006 and 2010.

In the report, , Celent examines the grid computing market and provides a practical guide for financial services firms and insurers.

The report explains the differences between grid computing and similar technologies, and provides an easy-to-understand explanation of how grid computing works. Celent also addresses the practical uses for grid computing at financial services firms both now and in the future. Additionally, two case studies熔ne of a large insurer and another of a major bank様ook at two highly successful implementations of grids in financial services.

"Grid computing has finally hit the tipping point," said Chad Hersh, a senior analyst in Celent's insurance practice and author of the report. "The technology is fundamentally changing the ability of firms to model risks and perform other tasks that are computationally intensive, and is giving early adopters a significant competitive advantage."

While grid computing offers a clear value proposition for its intended uses, the report also explores the issues that have prevented grids from gaining more traction and provides valuable information on how these issues are being addressed. Celent also glimpses into the future of grid computing and estimates adoption rates for grid computing in financial services.

The 30-page report contains six figures.

A table of contents is available online.