The Two Sides of Linux

ON BALANCE

Linux has gotten a lot of attention in the financial IT world but not so much in terms of data. Correction: not so much in real-time data. It's actually made quite an impression in the back office.

There, data management software vendors such as Asset Control, Iverson Financial Systems, Cicada Corp., Fame Information Services and Access International Financial Services (to name just a few) have explored Linux. Their efforts were provoked by clients' interest in the cost savings generated by u