IT manages charged with monitoring their networks during the crossover to Y2K, but would still like to celebrate the new year, may be interested in a new promotion from Ipswitch.
From now through December 31, Ipswitch is offering a $100 mail-in rebate (a roughly 20% off) on the company's WhatsUp Gold network monitoring software. The idea behind the "Ping in the New Year" promotion is to let IT managers watch the network remotely as the clock strikes midnight, and be alerted remotely by phone, pager or email if any problems crop up.
"With all the hype surrounding Y2K, even more pressure is being put on network administrators to make sure their network is up and running come January 1," said Frank Days, vice president of marketing at Ipswitch. The program "lets administrators go to the world's biggest party while keeping tabs on their network."
Managers interested in WhatsUp Gold and the Ping in the New Year offer can contact Ipswitch at 781-676-5700 or at their Web site. The rebate offer is only available in the U.S. and Canada.