First Boston Equity Trading, Investment Banking To Go With ADP

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First Boston Corp. has all but inked a deal with Automatic Data Processing Inc. to install 600 FS Partner AF workstations in the firm's branch-office investment banking and equity trading departments. At a per terminal monthly cost under $100, according to Street talk, the FS Partners will replace the Quotron Systems Inc. Q1000s currently used by the departments' traders and institutional brokers.

ADP senior vice president and general manager Ralph Koehrer says -- and First Boston officials c