Panel: Desktop Isn't Dead

Steffen Gemuenden, RTS Realtime Systems

During a panel discussion at the Futures Industry Association New York Expo, Martin Leamy of trading technology vendor Orc Software speculated that the user interfaces (UI) of trading systems are going to move away from desktops and into a few directions, including mobile. That prompted other panelists to jump to the defense of traditional UI, at least for now.

The desktop, says Patrick Kenny of Denver, Colo.-based data, charting and software vendor CQG, is still there for a reason. Monitors are