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May 12, 1997updated 05 Sep 2016 12:39pm

SAFEWAY UK REPLACES PCs WITH NETWORK COMPUTERS

By CBR Staff Writer

UK supermarket chain Safeway Plc is apparently throwing out its personal computers and replacing them with 800 or so Network Computers, all in one go. The company is expected to stay loyal to its existing supplier, IBM Corp, which supplied its current OS/2 desktop systems and the mainframes behind them. Safeway will be using the NCs for all of its business dealings, from office productivity through to transaction processing. The news emerged at a recent seminar organized by buisness intelligence software house Brio Technology Inc in Windsor, UK, and it’s thought that future, NC-enabled versions of Brio’s software will be run on the systems.

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