Barclays Global Plans Standards With Common SQL Environment

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SAN FRANCISCO-- With a shared Microsoft SQL Server relational database as the key component, Barclays Global Investors is rapidly moving toward a worldwide implementation of a straight-through processing environment for investment officers in seven market centers globally. Last November, the system went live at the company's headquarters here, which is responsible for roughly half of the company's total of more than $600 billion in assets under management. The company's investment operations