LinuxPlanet: What’s Holding Up Linux on Wall Street?

“Although the financial services industry has adopted Linux more
slowly than first expected, Linux is now starting to hold more
sway, even if often from behind the scenes, according to
participants in this week’s High Performance on Wall Street
conference in New York City.

“‘I like Linux,’ said Chris Kwasnicki, VP/senior architect for
capacity planning at Pershing LLC, one of the speakers at the
full-day conference in Manhattan.

Kwasnicki pointed to the advantages of open source development.
Linux also ‘puts pressure on the vendors to look at the business
case–what (vendors say) versus what you’re going to get,’ he