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Colgate-Palmolive Enters the Shark Tank with IBM

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The consumer-products company Colgate-Palmolive has deployed the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Storage Server (code named "Shark") Model 800, with the result being a 30 percent boost in database-application performance, according to company officials.

In addition, with the combination of IBM eServer pSeries and the Enterprise Storage Server, the company has reduced their SAP processing time by more than 50 percent, from 24 hours to 10 hours, say Colgate-Palmolive officials.

"With the new Enterprise Storage Server, we have sped up application performance and improved processing time so that our users can gain access to critical information faster," said Ed Toben, CIO, Colgate-Palmolive. "We selected IBM to provide us with the superior technology to help our business operations, and this product is another example of why we chose IBM."

The Enterprise Storage Server is IBM's high-performance disk storage solution designed to work with a variety of hardware and software technologies, such as Windows NT, UNIX, Novell NetWare, the entire IBM eServer family and with a variety of interfaces, including Fibre Channel, Ultra SCSI and ESCON.

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