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2004-11-29 15:00:14

RETAIL technology specialist NCR has beaten off software giant Oracle to win a multimillion dollar datawarehousing contract with Vodafone New Zealand. Teradata, a division of US multinational NCR, will merge the telco's four existing datawarehouses into a single facility, which will let the telco conduct more sophisticated analysis on how customers are using its various services. Vodafone's general manager of business planning John Tombleson says the transition from its current systems...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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