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Enterprise Linux Today: Tesco to use Linux in 20,000 checkout lanes in eight countries

Oct 30, 2000, 16:24 (5 Talkback[s])

"Point of Sale Limited (Nasdaq: POSI) today announced that it has finalized an agreement to provide TESCO PLC with key components of the web-based application software that powers Point of Sale's recent global Application Service Provider (ASP) initiative."

"Implementing the software on its own internal server farm, Tesco will use some of the same functionality available via Point of Sale's U.S.-based ASP, StoreAlliance.com, and its Israeli-based counterpart StoreAlliance.co.il, while relying on its own resources for IT support and infrastructure maintenance to the system."

"The three-year agreement allows Tesco to deploy the ASP/thin-store concept initially in more than 800 stores in the U.K., Ireland and France, and later in additional Tesco stores throughout Asia Pacific and Central Europe. The agreement also includes a corporate license for Point of Sale's soon to-be-released checkout system that runs on the Linux operating system. The Linux-based solution will support Tesco's global IT strategy for implementing and maintaining a single point-of-sale system across all its 20,000 checkout lanes in eight countries."

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