Communications Industry Turns to Infoliant for Y2K Assistancegreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Better late than never??? DO we see a pattern developing here??
Leading Telecom Service & Equipment Providers Utilize Year 2000 Network Advisor
PITTSBURGH, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- For months, the public communications network has been scrutinized for not being able to allay the fears of the average consumer regarding what might happen when we hit January 1, 2000. To remedy this, more than a dozen of the largest US and international telecommunication firms have turned to Infoliant Corporation (www.infoliant.com) to help assess their exposure to Y2K problems with their desktop, network, midrange and enterprise systems. Infoliant maintains a vast database of software and hardware Y2K compliance information, including more than 38,000 enterprise, network and desktop products from hundreds of IT vendors. This information could prove to be vital for the communications industry when the calendar rolls over to 2000 this January. By subscribing to Infoliant's Year 2000 Network Advisor database and its Compliance Tracker(TM) notification service, these companies are saving thousands of man-hours and millions of dollars with Infoliant's comprehensive and dynamic Y2K compliance resource.
``The communications industry has been very aggressive in its battle against the Millennium Bug,'' said Kevin Weaver, Infoliant's co-founder and executive vice president. ``Leading telecommunications companies realize that tracking compliance of even the newest technology is like chasing a moving target. Manufacturers are changing the status of dozens of products daily, Infoliant is helping its clients keep up with these daily updates.''
Infoliant uses a dedicated research staff and proprietary agent technology to monitor the compliance status of products in its database and then publishes this information online for its subscribers who can download the information from Infoliant's website. Customers can also subscribe to Infoliant's Compliance Tracker service, which sends out automatic E-mail notifications when the Y2K status of a product in the customer's portfolio changes. Some subscribers prefer to utilize Infoliant's Millennium Direct Edition, which creates a mirrored version of the online database on the customer's internal network, in either Lotus Domino or Microsoft Access formats. By using Infoliant's subscription-based service, corporations can focus their IT staff on more strategic, mission-critical applications that require more time to understand and remediate the Y2K risks.
SOURCE: Infoliant Corporation
-- y2k dave (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 30, 1999
Here's an article (from June 6, 1999) on the company and the founder Kevin Weaver:
Info liant compiles and sells Y2K compliance information on 36,000 products
-- Linda (email@example.com), July 30, 1999.