Platforms, Platforms Everywhere As Hardware Firms Descend On Securities Industry Technology Show

THIS MONTH'S LEAD STORIES

The platform's the thing. Forget your soup-to-nuts quotation and branch automation system and hop aboard the platform bandwagon. You'll save money, take control of your destiny, and turn all of your brokers into million-dollar producers.

This was the message emitted endlessly on the exhibit floor at last month's Securities Industry Association Information Management Conference. Beyond the platform hoopla, however, the conference sessions showed a mellowed and somewhat weary Wall Street still