While many data warehouses reside on standard mainframes or client-server networks, some retailers -- even those at the earliest stages of implementing the technology -- are taking these decision-support tools to new levels by housing them on intranets. Retailers such as Hannaford Bros., Scarborough, Maine; and Giant Eagle, Pittsburgh, are giving associates access, simply by logging on to the company's intranet, to information stored on their data warehouses. Intranets are protected ...

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