WAL-MART TO SPEND MILLIONS ON NEW TECH

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Wal-Mart officials here have inked a multimillion-dollar deal to buy new data storage equipment.The technology upgrade will effect the entire chain's data system. It is designed to produce a faster and more reliable e-business infrastructure, analysts said.The retailer has selected the Enterprise Storage Server system, known as the Shark, and eServer z900 mainframe equipment from

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Wal-Mart officials here have inked a multimillion-dollar deal to buy new data storage equipment.

The technology upgrade will effect the entire chain's data system. It is designed to produce a faster and more reliable e-business infrastructure, analysts said.

The retailer has selected the Enterprise Storage Server system, known as the Shark, and eServer z900 mainframe equipment from IBM, Armonk, N.Y.

The new technology is being installed in an effor

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