Compaq Gets Caffeinated

Compaq and Starbucks Coffee Company have entered into a five-year strategic relationship in which Compaq was named Starbucks preferred information technology infrastructure provider for its retail stores and corporate headquarters.

Compaq will join Starbucks and Microsoft in creating a high-speed connected environment in Starbucks locations across North America. Compaq has been named the in-store Internet access device provider for the wireless broadband network.

Under this agreement, Compaq will be the primary and preferred strategic provider for information technology infrastructure for Starbucks, such as enterprise class servers and storage solutions, desktops and laptops and iPAQ products, and will assess both present and future technology needs to support Starbucks global growth.

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