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NEWS: Unisys, Dell, MS team on vote technology

  How many remember our partnership with Unisys?  It seems
that they're ready to come back.  [And no, I'm not bitter!]

Unisys, Dell, MS team on vote technology
ZDnet article by Sandeep Junnarkar
January 11, 2001


Unisys, a maker of mainframe computers, announced Thursday
that it is 
teaming up with Microsoft Corp. and Dell Computer Corp. to
create a 
technology-based system that could replace what many call
ballot-counting machines now scattered across the country.

Unisys (NYSE: UIS ), based in Blue Bell, Pa., will act as an
integrator of 
the various technologies that will be used to create the
voting system. 
Dell (Nasdaq: DELL) will supply the computers, touch-screen
monitors, and 
keyboards, while Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) will create the
software to 
operate the system, a Unisys representative said.

This coalition is one of the more recent efforts announced.
It will face a 
slew of players--from start-ups that focus solely on voting
systems to 
other tech giants such as IBM--that are also salivating at
the opportunity 
to replace the much-maligned systems now in use.

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