SOURCE: Tideway Systems

March 02, 2007 08:30 ET

Media Alert: Tideway Available to Make Sense of Daylight Savings Shift

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 2, 2007 --


WHAT:

IT systems dependent on daylight savings time (DST) may be affected by the US Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct), which moves DST forward four weeks. Now, any operating system, application or firmware that uses DST adjustment rules created prior to 2005 will be out of sync from March 11 - April 2, and from October 29 - November 4. Scheduling processes, shipping, financial transactions, calendar functions, scanning utilities and automatic updates are at the most risk. Determining at-risk processes is a major undertaking for enterprises -- who already struggle trying to keep track of complex IT assets.

Application dependency mapping and discovery is an effective solution to this problem, and Tideway Systems are experts in this field. Tideway uses a number of techniques to identify every operating system, application and firmware running within an organization, and report back vital use information. Technology versions, protocols, path execution and registry information, which highlight any potential DST issues, are quickly highlighted.

WHEN:

The U.S., Canada and Bermuda will observe DST in 2007 from March 11 - October 29.

WHO:

Richard Muirhead, Chairman and Founder of Tideway Systems

CONTACT:

To arrange an interview with Richard Muirhead, contact Eric Seymour at eric@marchpr.com, 617-475-1564

ABOUT Tideway Systems: Tideway Systems™ is the independent leader in IT service configuration management for enterprises. Tideway's flagship product, Foundation, provides essential transparency of data center configuration and dependencies, makes configuration management as simple as search and counts among its customers British American Tobacco, British Telecom (BT), BSkyB, Co-operative Bank, Dimension Data, Dresdner Kleinwort, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), ING, JCB, Linklaters, LogicaCMG, and Mizuho Bank Ltd.

Tideway Systems is a privately held company with offices in the UK, USA and Germany. See http://www.tideway.com for further information.

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