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NEC Pulls Packard Bell PCs in US
Japan's NEC Corp. plans a restructuring of its U.S. Packard Bell NEC unit that will result in layoffs of about 80 percent of the unit's staff, the departure of

sale notebook  top five in overall sales, and saw its Q2 worldwide sales decrease between 1998 and 1999 - a major blow, considering the worldwide market increased by 28% in the same period. Part of Packard Bell's decline is traced to quality-of-service issues from four or five years ago, which led to brand-name damage. Overall, this announcement should have little impact on the corporate marketplace, with the exception of those companies purchasing, or planning to purchase, Packard Bell systems. User Recommendations

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Point of Sale (POS) Systems

A point-of-sale (POS) system helps retailers automate transactions. POS solutions are used in retail stores where sales associates must enter sales, refunds, layaways, transfers, etc. POS systems typically consist of some form of electronic cash register and may include credit or debit card processing. Such systems are generally used wherever goods or services are exchanged for monetary value, including the hotel and restaurant industry and in retail environments.  

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