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| Matsushita Electric Works to Use NCs for Enterprise System
December 28, 1998 (TOKYO) -- Matsushita Electric Works Ltd. informed
Nikkei Communications that studies are underway to fully deploy Network
Computers (NCs), a concept backed by Oracle Corp., for its enterprise
|Matsushita is in the process of introducing about 10,000 personal computers
and 300 host terminals. However, it plans to replace some of them with
NCs in 1999.
While facing the need to reconfigure its enterprise system, Matsushita
is considering NCs as well as Windows-based terminals and other thin-client
Items that are being studied include: (1) compatibility with the personnel
administration system, which is based on Oracle; (2) compatibility with
the order/delivery system using a host computer made by Fujitsu Ltd.;
and (3) compatibility with the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system
that uses Oracle applications.
Matsushita is said to have confirmed that all the systems studied are
compatible with the NC. As a result, Matsushita plans to fully deploy
NCs in 1999.
Matsushita is expected to employ the Business Terminal 300, a Fujitsu
NC product. The exact number of units to be ordered has not yet been
In 1998, only a few universities have deployed NCs, and deployment of
NCs by businesses is slow. Matsushita's decision to utilize NCs will
provide an opportunity for other corporate users to start considering
NCs for their enterprise systems, industry experts said.
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