CARR GOTTSTEIN PULLS MAINFRAME PLUG

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Carr Gottstein Foods has pulled the plug on its mainframe computer and is relying on open systems architecture to enhance store-to-corporate communications.The retailer is now running all its administrative programs, including purchasing, financial analysis, retail pricing and inventory management, on a combination of client/server and personal computer-based systems.The decision

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Carr Gottstein Foods has pulled the plug on its mainframe computer and is relying on open systems architecture to enhance store-to-corporate communications.

The retailer is now running all its administrative programs, including purchasing, financial analysis, retail pricing and inventory management, on a combination of client/server and personal computer-based systems.

The decision to disconnect the mainframe was made following a re-engineering project at

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