Compaq Expands Its Zero Latency Enterprise (ZLE) Initiative With New Global Services Program

Compaq Global Services and Systems Integrator Partners to Deliver the Benefits

Of the Real-Time Enterprise to Customers



Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Compaq Computer Corporation

    HOUSTON, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Compaq Computer Corporation (NYSE:   CPQ)
 today launched a comprehensive services program focused on delivering the
 benefits of its Zero Latency Enterprise technology to customers around the
 world.
     Under the plan, Compaq Global Services, leading consultants/system
 integrators (C/SI) and technical implementers, will provide valuable enabling
 services to help businesses design and deploy a Compaq ZLE solution.
 Customers can select Compaq Global Services or a C/SI partner or a combination
 of both to best suit their ZLE implementation.
     In addition to Compaq Global Services capabilities to reach customers on a
 worldwide basis, Compaq will build upon previously established partnerships
 with Cap Gemini Ernst & Young and Lockheed Martin.  Compaq also announced
 today that it has signed agreements with Deloitte Consulting, EDS and KPMG
 Consulting, Inc. that enable Compaq to collaborate with the companies on joint
 client engagements and potential joint solutions.
     Agreements have also been signed with the following technical
 implementers: Baldwin Hackett & Meeks, Inc. (BHMI), Digital India, Opsol
 Integrators, Inc., Roundarch, Science Applications International Corporation
 (SAIC) and TATA Consultancy Services (TCS).
     Compaq is the first to create zero latency technology to meet customer
 demand for solutions that enable business to be conducted in real time and
 today's announcement follows Compaq's recent naming of nine leading
 independent software vendors (ISVs) as business partners in its Zero Latency
 Enterprise initiative.
     "Compaq ZLE enables customers to create and deploy real-time enterprises,"
 said Howard Elias, Compaq senior vice president and general manager, Business
 Critical Server Group.  "And crucial to delivering the benefits of the
 real-time enterprise is a strong global services capability complemented by
 partnering with world-class consultants, systems integrators and ISVs.
 Together we will provide customers with the in-depth experience and
 integration resources required to implement ZLEs, particularly in
 telecommunications, retail and financial services, our key target markets."
     "Compaq Global Services and our partners have the expertise and global
 reach to provide customers with an end-to-end ZLE solution, from planning,
 design & implementation, through ongoing operations management and support,"
 said Jeff Lynn, vice president, general manager, Compaq Global Services.
 "With our years of expertise in designing and deploying enterprise solutions,
 Compaq Global Services simplifies the complexity of ZLE for our customers
 while ensuring high availability for these mission critical applications."
     Compaq's investment in pre-integration activities and development of
 repeatable core solution elements supports faster time to market, reduced risk
 and lower cost to implement and manage.  The combined strengths of Compaq
 Global Services with those of select consultants and systems integrators helps
 ensure customers a robust, secure ZLE implementation.
 
     ZLE Brings Real-Time to the Enterprise
     ZLE is a transaction-oriented solution providing a single, integrated view
 of business and customer transactions as they occur, no matter where they
 occur in the enterprise, in real time.  In a zero latency environment, the
 flow of internal information is accelerated to the point where transactions
 are instantaneously propagated within the enterprise and can be acted upon in
 real time.  The Gartner Group, Inc., which originated the zero latency
 concept, forecasts that almost every successful business will have some form
 of ZLE infrastructure.
 
     Compaq Targets Key Markets
     Compaq is building ZLE solutions today aimed at the highly competitive
 telecommunications, retail and financial services markets where immediate
 insight into customer actions and business transactions offers a compelling
 advantage.
     In the telecommunications industry ZLE benefits may include instant
 response to customer service requests and searches for patterns of fraudulent
 activity in real time.  In the retail sector, ZLE is redefining the customer
 relationship model and integrating in real time the many channels by which a
 customer can buy goods and services.  Financial services provider benefits may
 include real-time account balances and asset values, intra-day borrowing, and
 global asset management.
     Additional information on Compaq's ZLE initiative, technology, and
 demonstrations is available at:  www.compaq.com/zle
 
     Company Background
     Compaq Computer Corporation, a Fortune Global 100 company, is a leading
 global provider of technology and solutions.  Compaq designs, develops,
 manufactures, and markets hardware, software, solutions, and services,
 including industry-leading enterprise computing solutions, fault-tolerant
 business-critical solutions, and communications products, commercial desktop
 and portable products, and consumer PCs that are sold in more than
 200 countries.  Information on Compaq and its products and services is
 available at www.compaq.com.
     Compaq and the Compaq logo Registered U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
 Product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks
 of their respective companies.  This press release may contain forward-looking
 statements based on current expectations that involve a number of risks and
 uncertainties.  The potential risks and uncertainties that could cause actual
 results to differ materially include: component shortages, delays in the
 implementation of changes in delivery models, increased competitive
 environment and pricing pressures, delays in product rollout schedules, slow
 acceptance for new form factors, employee retention, disruptions related to
 restructuring actions, the financial condition of resellers, delays in new
 systems implementation, operational inefficiencies related to sales cycles,
 equity investment volatility, and emerging market political or economic
 instability.  Further information on the factors that could affect Compaq's
 financial results is included in Compaq's Securities and Exchange Commission
 (SEC) filings, including the latest Annual Report on Form 10-K and the latest
 quarterly report on Form 10-Q.
 
 

SOURCE Compaq Computer Corporation
    HOUSTON, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Compaq Computer Corporation (NYSE:   CPQ)
 today launched a comprehensive services program focused on delivering the
 benefits of its Zero Latency Enterprise technology to customers around the
 world.
     Under the plan, Compaq Global Services, leading consultants/system
 integrators (C/SI) and technical implementers, will provide valuable enabling
 services to help businesses design and deploy a Compaq ZLE solution.
 Customers can select Compaq Global Services or a C/SI partner or a combination
 of both to best suit their ZLE implementation.
     In addition to Compaq Global Services capabilities to reach customers on a
 worldwide basis, Compaq will build upon previously established partnerships
 with Cap Gemini Ernst & Young and Lockheed Martin.  Compaq also announced
 today that it has signed agreements with Deloitte Consulting, EDS and KPMG
 Consulting, Inc. that enable Compaq to collaborate with the companies on joint
 client engagements and potential joint solutions.
     Agreements have also been signed with the following technical
 implementers: Baldwin Hackett & Meeks, Inc. (BHMI), Digital India, Opsol
 Integrators, Inc., Roundarch, Science Applications International Corporation
 (SAIC) and TATA Consultancy Services (TCS).
     Compaq is the first to create zero latency technology to meet customer
 demand for solutions that enable business to be conducted in real time and
 today's announcement follows Compaq's recent naming of nine leading
 independent software vendors (ISVs) as business partners in its Zero Latency
 Enterprise initiative.
     "Compaq ZLE enables customers to create and deploy real-time enterprises,"
 said Howard Elias, Compaq senior vice president and general manager, Business
 Critical Server Group.  "And crucial to delivering the benefits of the
 real-time enterprise is a strong global services capability complemented by
 partnering with world-class consultants, systems integrators and ISVs.
 Together we will provide customers with the in-depth experience and
 integration resources required to implement ZLEs, particularly in
 telecommunications, retail and financial services, our key target markets."
     "Compaq Global Services and our partners have the expertise and global
 reach to provide customers with an end-to-end ZLE solution, from planning,
 design & implementation, through ongoing operations management and support,"
 said Jeff Lynn, vice president, general manager, Compaq Global Services.
 "With our years of expertise in designing and deploying enterprise solutions,
 Compaq Global Services simplifies the complexity of ZLE for our customers
 while ensuring high availability for these mission critical applications."
     Compaq's investment in pre-integration activities and development of
 repeatable core solution elements supports faster time to market, reduced risk
 and lower cost to implement and manage.  The combined strengths of Compaq
 Global Services with those of select consultants and systems integrators helps
 ensure customers a robust, secure ZLE implementation.
 
     ZLE Brings Real-Time to the Enterprise
     ZLE is a transaction-oriented solution providing a single, integrated view
 of business and customer transactions as they occur, no matter where they
 occur in the enterprise, in real time.  In a zero latency environment, the
 flow of internal information is accelerated to the point where transactions
 are instantaneously propagated within the enterprise and can be acted upon in
 real time.  The Gartner Group, Inc., which originated the zero latency
 concept, forecasts that almost every successful business will have some form
 of ZLE infrastructure.
 
     Compaq Targets Key Markets
     Compaq is building ZLE solutions today aimed at the highly competitive
 telecommunications, retail and financial services markets where immediate
 insight into customer actions and business transactions offers a compelling
 advantage.
     In the telecommunications industry ZLE benefits may include instant
 response to customer service requests and searches for patterns of fraudulent
 activity in real time.  In the retail sector, ZLE is redefining the customer
 relationship model and integrating in real time the many channels by which a
 customer can buy goods and services.  Financial services provider benefits may
 include real-time account balances and asset values, intra-day borrowing, and
 global asset management.
     Additional information on Compaq's ZLE initiative, technology, and
 demonstrations is available at:  www.compaq.com/zle
 
     Company Background
     Compaq Computer Corporation, a Fortune Global 100 company, is a leading
 global provider of technology and solutions.  Compaq designs, develops,
 manufactures, and markets hardware, software, solutions, and services,
 including industry-leading enterprise computing solutions, fault-tolerant
 business-critical solutions, and communications products, commercial desktop
 and portable products, and consumer PCs that are sold in more than
 200 countries.  Information on Compaq and its products and services is
 available at www.compaq.com.
     Compaq and the Compaq logo Registered U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
 Product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks
 of their respective companies.  This press release may contain forward-looking
 statements based on current expectations that involve a number of risks and
 uncertainties.  The potential risks and uncertainties that could cause actual
 results to differ materially include: component shortages, delays in the
 implementation of changes in delivery models, increased competitive
 environment and pricing pressures, delays in product rollout schedules, slow
 acceptance for new form factors, employee retention, disruptions related to
 restructuring actions, the financial condition of resellers, delays in new
 systems implementation, operational inefficiencies related to sales cycles,
 equity investment volatility, and emerging market political or economic
 instability.  Further information on the factors that could affect Compaq's
 financial results is included in Compaq's Securities and Exchange Commission
 (SEC) filings, including the latest Annual Report on Form 10-K and the latest
 quarterly report on Form 10-Q.
 
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