As reported by Forbes' Tom Ryan:
"Recognizing the world needs less space for retail and more to store data, Sears plans to turn some of Sears and Kmart locations into data centers and disaster recovery spaces. A new Sears subsidiary will be tasked with converting some of the more than 2,500 Sears and Kmart properties to data storage facilities equipped with servers, chillers and backup generators. [The retailer] also plans to top many of its buildings with telecommunications towers."
Full Story:Sears Replaces Retail Stores With Data Centers (forbes.com)
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