For Walter E. Leonard Jr., worrying about technology goes with the job. But the Wachovia Corp. executive vice president avows that there's a lot more to worry about these days than ever before.

"In the 1980s, we were all constrained by technology," Mr. Leonard recalled. "It could not do everything in the world; it was very limited. What's happened since then is that the range of choices is infinite. And now we're out of that comfort zone."

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