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With St Patrick's Day coming up at the end of the week, Guinness drinkers the world over will be able to breathe a collective sigh of relief knowing that Compaq has been charged with the job of keeping the black stuff flowing. The Big Q's customer services division has won a £1.6 million contract to take over the running of Guinness' data centre in London, which is described by Compaq as a Unix environment running SAP. The five-year deal will focus on keeping the supply of Guinness running smoothly to the world's pubs and bars. Thank you Compaq. ®

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