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Cargill Standardizes On Dell Computers

International company will spend $30 million over three years to buy about 30,000 Dell systems.

Cargill Inc., an international processor and distributor of agricultural, food, financial, and industrial products, said Tuesday it will standardize its infrastructure around Dell servers, desktops, and notebooks and use Dell's Customer Factory Integration services, which configure the computers before they're shipped to a customer.

The three-year contract is valued at up to $30 million.

Following completion of an eight-month assessment, Cargill plans to purchase about 30,000 Dell systems for deployment in 61 countries during the next three years.

"By standardizing on a common corporate platform, we expect to meet our IT goals, improve everyday operations, drive down total cost of operation, and better manage our assets," Cargill CIO Rita Heise said in a statement.

Cargill will purchase Dell PowerEdge servers for use in its data center. In addition, the company plans to buy thousands of Optiplex desktop systems and Latitude D-Family notebook computers.

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