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Computerworld: Retailers Explore Java POS Systems

Jan 30, 2003, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carol Sliwa)

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"Growing numbers of retailers are scoping out Java-based point-of-sale (POS) systems as one option to replace their aging cash registers.

"Several retailers that are either deploying or piloting Java POS systems said they like the fact that the software can run on any hardware or operating system and also noted that they're finding the code easy to modify as their needs expand. Some also reported decreases in implementation and support costs, depending on the additional systems choices they have made.

"'We want something that won't lock us into any particular platform and will give us the flexibility to deploy it in whatever way we'd like in the future,' said Mike Prince, CIO at Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corp. in Burlington, N.J. Prince said his company has committed to a Java POS system on Linux and is rolling out the Linux operating system but has postponed the Java POS portion because of competing projects..."

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