Compaq?s battle with Sun for supremacy in the financial workstation market received a boost last week when it landed a multimillion pound contract with Barclays de Zoete Wedd (BZW).
The company has sold 5,700 Pentium-based workstations to BZW, the global investment division of Barclays Bank. The workstations will be used both on the trading room floor and by general support staff.
The workstations will be supplied to BZW?s new worldwide headquarters in Canary Wharf, London, between February and August. BZW will also have 80 rack-mounted Proliant 5000 servers running Windows NT.
BZW will be going live at its new headquarters during the Easter weekend, when more than 4,000 staff will be situated within the same complex for the first time.
The move was described by a representative of BZW as the largest of its kind in Europe.
The BZW deal follows Compaq?s contract to supply NT workstations to Credit Suisse Financial Products, which it won in November last year.
The contract will be fulfilled by Computacenter.
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