Myriad tries to combat Y2K with business agreement

Australian total solutions provider Myriad Solutions (formerly a subsidiary of LBMS) has formed a three-way business agreement with US-based Alydaar Software and Compuware to provide end-to-end 2000 solutions.

According to Javed Matin, managing director of Myriad, under the terms of the agreement, Alydaar will provide the solutions, method and implementation called the SmartCode process; Compuware will provide the tools to test the system and Myriad will be the "sales and product arm."

Matin said, "We will be the interface between Alydaar and the client... to sell them the service and provide a support service."

Very few companies are ready for 2000 and in order to maintain a competitive edge in the market place, companies must solve the problem as quickly as possible, said Matin.

"Y2K is a time bomb," he said. "You want 2000 to fire up with minimum problems... the key is - do it, do it right and do it on time. With the partnership] we see an opportunity for a local company to make a global impact and provide global solutions at a very competitive price," Matin added.

The company will be targeting the banking and finance sector and government departments in Australia and New Zealand, areas that "might need a lot of help" with the millennium problem, Matin told ComputerWorld Today.

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