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Y2K Advances Are Reversing
By Steve Gold, Newsbytes.
October 12, 1999
Infoliant, the information technology (IT) firm that maintains an online register of Y2K-compliant systems and software, says that the industry has started moving in the wrong direction.
Infoliant's Knowledgebase, which recorded a significant surge in status changes in August - which indicated that the software industry was finally getting its act together on Y2K updates - has now recorded a 66 percent "negative" status change ratio for September.
Steve Negri, a spokesperson for the company, told Newsbytes that a negative ratio means that a vendor has changed the status of a device or software package from either positive (i.e. amended and okay for Y2K IT issues) or, more usually, where no status existed.
-- A (A@AisA.com), October 19, 1999
Yup, good old Infoliant. They do a monthly update, been going "negative" for a few months now.
But the pollys will tell us that they're in it for the money. They sell their database. They don't really track those products. They make a big deal out of the few problems that they do find. Really, they need to sell the scare factor to make money. They don't have a hint as to what's going on in the real world...
[Polly mode off]
As if... (from "Clueless")
Tick... Tock... <:00=
-- Sysman (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 19, 1999.
Good post....... Sysman this report has "Flint" spooked though. The polly line is wearing thin
-- kevin (email@example.com), October 19, 1999.
Sooooooo many signs---can they all be erroneous??? "sleep my little pretty"!!
"Kevin Weaver, Infoliant's vice president, said that the high percentage of negative changes logged in the last month was unexpected. "With fewer than 100 days until the new millennium, we would expect manufacturers of IT products to be wrapping up their Y2K testing and certification processes," he said.
"Instead, we tracked 86 products that went from the compliant category to 'action required,' 'vendor will not test,' 'pending evaluation,' or 'non-compliant,' he said, adding that another 74 products made similar negative moves"
-- D.B. (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 19, 1999.