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    Growth Spurs 7-Eleven IT Upgrade

    The retailer signed a pact with IBM to make infrastructure improvements.

    DALLAS -- 7-Eleven Inc. has inked an agreement with IBM for upgrades to its systems and storage infrastructure.

    The convenience store operator's recent expansion is driving the deal. This past October 7-Eleven added more than 200 locations when it acquired the Mobil fuels business. As a result, the company said significant IT infrastructure upgrades were needed to service the new stores and manage larger volumes of customer transactions, according to Technology Spectator.

    Dennis Lane, 7-Eleven's chief information officer, said the new technology is handling all fuel ordering and managing fuel prices for the retailer's c-stores.

    "IBM provided hardware infrastructure technology with the stability and capacity required to meet our business needs as a result of our increased number of outlets and transactions," Lewis added.

     

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