Year In Review: 1999 Won’t Be Year Many Will Want To Repeat

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NEW YORK--Last year won’t go down in the annals of buy-side technology as a banner one. Because of the cloud of the Y2K bug that hung over much of the industry, it felt at times as if everyone was rushing constantly, just to tread water.

But there were two sides to the Y2K issue. On the one hand, it represented a threat. The fear of disaster as we passed from one millennium to the next was sufficient to force firms to evaluate their entire inventory of investment systems. Across the board, pl