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Overview: IT Metrics: Data Indicates Diseconomies of Scale for the Largest Financial Firms

Published: 31 March 2011

ID: G00212360

Analyst(s): Michael Litvak, Pete Redshaw , David Furlonger


Gartner IT metrics data suggests that financial firms with $1 billion to $10 billion in revenue achieve better corporate performance than firms with more than $10 billion in revenue. We offer five factors to explain this disconnect, which goes against the prevailing economic theory.

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