Global Trading Rooms Brace For Y2K Bug

TECHNOLOGY SPOTLIGHT

NEW YORK--With less than 90 days left, trading rooms around the world are battening down their hatches in anticipation of Y2K--and freezing development efforts and system purchases until the New Year.

Officials say that October 1 was the first of many Y2K code freeze deadlines. Several trading firms have clamped down, putting applications and operating systems under an intense, final round of scrutiny. While back office systems have been a major focus of Y2K efforts, the front office is now o