Compaq, Intuit Forge $60 Million Deal
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In the wake of a disappointing year for consumer PC sales, Compaq Computer Corp. appears to be shifting its focus to the corporate computing market.
The Houston-based hardware manufacturer Thursday forged a two-year alliance with Mountain View, Calif.-based Intuit Inc., makers of the popular Quicken personal finance software products that is worth an estimated $60 million to the two companies over the course of the deal.
It is unclear how that $60 million will be split between the two companies.
Under the terms of the arrangement, Compaq becomes Intuit's preferred technology provider. Intuit will purchase equipment, technology and services from Compaq, including ProLiant servers and personal computers. Also, over the next two years, Intuit plans to integrate Compaq's Tru64 platform into its technology infrastructure and move its data storage onto Compaq's StorageWorks. Intuit's current Windows-based server architecture will be standardized on Compaq ProLiant platforms and Compaq will power many of Intuit's Web sites.