Hambrecht & Quist Recharges Macintosh-Based System It Pioneered

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Hambrecht & Quist Inc. last month completed a re-write of the software used to power its 120 Apple Computer Inc. Macintosh workstations. The San Francisco-based broker/dealer is now poised to embark on a series of network and server upgrades.

But as H&Q enters its fourth year of enhancing and supporting its mostly homegrown market data platform -- called Phoenix -- the plummeting costs of vendor-provided service may soon overrun the value of keeping it all in- house.

The workstation software

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