Tuesday, August 21, 2007

UPS is ‘a technology company that delivers packages'

Books 2 Byte
Driving Change
Mike Brewster and Frederick Dalzell

Mahwah is a township in Bergen County, New Jersey, US, with a population of about 25,000, and situated near the Ramapo Mountains. This is where the world technology headquarters are located of UPS, a 100-year-old company with close to $50 billion in revenues, and employing more than 4 lakh people.

“Mahwah’s nine IBM mainframes, and six more located in a data centre near Atlanta called Windward, process twenty-seven million instructions a second, track fifteen million packages each day, coordinate the operations of an entire airline, collect and distribute package delivery data from 96,000 DIADs, and connect 1,49,000 work stations through 8,700 servers,” narrate Mike Brewster and Frederick Dalzell in Driving Change ( ww w.HyperionBooks.com).

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