GM, Compaq strike 3-year computer deal

DETROIT - General Motors has signed a three-year agreement with Compaq Computer Corp. to supply computers and related services.

Compaq will provide more than 100,000 notebook and desktop computers, along with support services and individualized training for GM executives.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The deal continues a 1999 arrangement between Compaq and the automaker.

GM's information technology infrastructure supports a worldwide staff of about 400,000 employees operating in 50 countries.

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