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Internet Securities, Inc.
ISI EMERGING MARKETS SERVICE IS Y2K COMPLIANT
Internet Securities, Inc. announces successful completion of its Year 2000 Readiness Program
Boston, MA, January 01, 2000 - Internet Securities, Inc., the pioneering provider of Internet-delivered emerging markets news and business information, announced today that the ISI Emerging Markets service met all Y2K compliance requirements and is successfully positioned for the new millennium.
The ISI Emerging Markets service provides comprehensive on-line access to in-depth emerging market news and business information from over 29 countries throughout Asia, Europe and Latin America. The subscription-based service offers convenient 'one-stop' access to more than 3000 publications derived directly from local and primary sources.
Walt Sing, Chief Information Officer at Internet Securities proudly confirms "All software and hardware systems globally are now fully Y2K compliant. This is a great accomplishment, given the complex nature of our technical infrastructure." Sing adds, "The platform for the ISI Emerging Markets service is ready to support new initiatives well into the millennium."
Throughout eighteen countries, Internet Securities' System Administrators, Testers and Formatters worked diligently around the clock testing and validating the ISI Emerging Markets service. As of today, January 1st, the company proudly declared that all hardware, scripts and related systems are fully Y2K compliant and the transition into the millennium was completely successful.
Gary Mueller, President and Chief Executive Officer at Internet Securities says "Y2K testing processes required intensive preparation for us, primarily because we have servers throughout sixteen emerging market countries worldwide." Mueller adds, "I am confident that the ISI Emerging Markets service is well positioned for continued growth and innovative product development well into the new millennium."
Approximately twenty-five system administrators throughout Internet Securities' worldwide offices spent their New Year's evening and day testing the infrastructure of the ISI Emerging Markets service. Keith O'Connor, Manager of Global Applications and Systems Development says, "The dedication and teamwork displayed throughout all facets of the organization is something I am very proud of and commend strongly. I am very pleased with the effort displayed during these mission critical hours."
About ISI Emerging Markets - Local Information, Global Advantage
ISI Emerging Markets provides in-depth information about emerging market economies including financial, economic and political news and information, and transmits that data through an innovative Internet distribution model. Full-text news articles, financial statements, industry analyses, equity quotes, macroeconomic statistics, and market-specific information, which are derived directly from local information providers, appear both in English and in the local language.
The subscription-based service enables users to access a comprehensive range of information derived directly from more than 3000 leading publications located throughout Latin America, Europe and Asia. The fast-growing service combines an intuitive interface and powerful search capabilities with in-depth, timely and comprehensive coverage.
ISI Emerging Markets products have continually earned outstanding recognition and product reviews, including "perfect scores" in all categories and a "must have" ranking from Information World Review, and a first place ranking by the Wall Street Journal Europe among business web sites. The growing list of markets covered currently includes: Argentina, Baltic States, Brazil, Bulgaria, Central Asia and the Caucasus, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Hungary, India, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Turkey, Ukraine and Venezuela.
About Internet Securities, Inc.
Internet Securities, Inc., a Euromoney Institutional Investor company, serves emerging markets specialists at financial institutions and multinational corporations in the United States, Europe, and emerging markets. In addition to worldwide headquarters in Boston and European headquarters in London, clients are served through sixteen offices throughout Latin America, Europe and Asia. ISI Emerging Markets is distributed through the Internet or direct dial. Additional information can be obtained by contacting Internet Securities, Inc. at 695 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02111 USA, telephone (617) 204-3100, fax (617) 204-3101, or by visiting our web site at www.securities.com