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NCR's Teradata Database Meets Windows 2000. A Match Made in Redmond?
NCR Corporation announced it will support Microsoft Windows 2000 across its entire offering of products. In addition, NCR will present a full suite of

match article  Meets Windows 2000. A Match Made in Redmond? Event Summary SAN FRANCISCO - NCR corporation announced it will support Microsoft Windows 2000 across its entire offering of products, including its powerful Teradata database and many retail products. In addition, NCR will present a full suite of consulting and support services to help businesses migrate to the Windows 2000 environment. With NCR's Teradata database, companies that prefer to employ a Windows 2000-based infrastructure will have the ability to

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