Today we can celebrate the success of the first operational Object Oriented system
in AT&T ISTEL. The Insurance Industry went live yesterday with its new online
quotation system (known internally as RRR) and by lunch time it had successfully
handled the specified peak load as insurance agents processed their holiday backlog.
The Object Oriented part of the RRR system links many processors with a network
of Communicating Objects - conversing using the International CORBA standard and
coded in C++. This live use of distributed objects in a customer service is believed
to be a first in AT&T.
My congratulations to the Object Technology team of Bill Brook, Andy Carlson, Paul
Jeffs, Gary Howe, Keith Sherratt, Derrick Went and to the rest of the FTRS Inview
RRR team at Gloucester, for this successful development - which has taken less than
Derrick - Well done and thanks.