Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2000/03/15/raise_your_glasses_to_compaq/

Raise your glasses to Compaq on St Patrick's Day

Lend me 10 pounds and I'll buy you a drink…

By Sean Fleming

Posted in Business, 15th March 2000 14:48 GMT

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. ®