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Target to try Compaq server technology

Retail giant Target has decided to try out a new high-end technology from Compaq Computer designed to make its servers respond more quickly. Target will adopt Compaq's "Zero Latency Enterprise" (ZLE) initiative: hardware and software designed to make it possible for the company to analyze sales data instantly, and at the same time customer transactions are taking place. Target said Wednesday the technology will be used to revamp its customer relationship management software. The project is based on Compaq's highest-end servers, the NonStop Himalaya line.

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Retail giant Target has decided to try out a new high-end technology from Compaq Computer designed to make its servers respond more quickly. Target will adopt Compaq's "Zero Latency Enterprise" (ZLE) initiative: hardware and software designed to make it possible for the company to analyze sales data instantly, and at the same time customer transactions are taking place.

Target said Wednesday the technology will be used to revamp its customer relationship management software. The project is based on Compaq's highest-end servers, the NonStop Himalaya line.