Edward D. Jones Sets Upgrade Plans For 4,000 Users


St. Louis-based Edward D. Jones & Co. is preparing to join the crowd of national retail brokerage firms that have upgraded from dumb terminals to intelligent workstations. But market data vendors may find the do-it-yourself Jones a tough customer. For more than a decade, Jones has delivered data itself -- most recently Telekurs quotes and Reuters news -- and isn't likely to change its tack now.

However, the firm will be "very interested in hearing from vendors at the right time to see how the

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