1990 Was A Year The Big Three Market Data Vendors Won't Miss: IMD Tells Why

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It was a watershed year for market data vendors in North America. The markets that supported them turned South. The customers that sustained them turned mutinous. And the technology that brought them wealth turned fickle. For the top vendors -- Citicorp subsidiary Quotron Systems Inc., Dow Jones & Co.'s Telerate Systems Inc. unit and Reuters Holdings PLC -- it was, in many respects, just plain awful.

The first year of the '90s brought down the final curtain on what the '80s represented for fi