Boots the Chemist has hired Information Management Resources (IMR) to convert and test some of its applications for Year 2000 compliance.
According to Boots? Year 2000 project manager, Geoff Salt, IMR will carry out the work to "relieve the pressure on internal IT staff resources resulting from company organisational changes", following successful inhouse work on earlier Year 2000 projects.
IMR is a US outsourcing company but its European subsidiary has won the contract. It specialises in helping corporations move from legacy systems to open, client/server and other architectures, offering customers what it calls "transitional outsourcing" services.
It has recently won Year 2000 compliance contracts under its Century Change PAC plan, a method with five stages - analysis, planning, conversion, testing and implementation.
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