Report shows status changes in Y2K compliance

Continuing the trend that has plagued year 2000 (Y2K) remediation efforts, nearly one-third of the compliance status changes detected in April by Infoliant Corporation’s Compliance Tracker were negative as manufacturers disclosed previously unknown Y2K issues or announced the discontinuation of support for noncompliant products.

The report tracks and reports the Y2K compliance status of more than 33,000 desktop, network, and enterprise software and hardware products from more than 600 hardware and software manufacturers. No single manufacturer dominated the results of the April Compliance Tracker Delta Report; however, many manufacturers did change the compliance status for multiple products. In total, 604 products underwent a status change in April, slightly more than the number of changes recorded in the March Delta Report.

The Pittsburgh-based Infoliant found that another one-third of the changes logged in April were attributed to a product’s re-designation as "Pending Evaluation." Most of the remaining products that had compliance changes in April were moved from "Pending Evaluation" to a known status, often after Infoliant’s research team made direct requests for disclosure from the manufacturer.

There were also several dozen instances of manufacturers delivering Y2K patches or upgrades for products that were previously categorized as noncompliant. For more information about Infoliant’s Compliance Tracker Delta Report, visit the company’s Web site at http://www.infoliant.com.