About 3k Associates, Inc.
A bit of history:
3k Associates, Inc., was founded in 1987 by Chris Bartram. After
spending several years doing research and work with the DDN (Defense Data Network - the
military portion of the network called the ARPA Net - which later became known as the
Internet), 3k Associates launched it's first commercial product - NetMail/3000, in 1992.
NetMail/3000 was the first Internet compatible (SMTP and MIME standard) electronic mail
system ever available for the HP3000 computer systems. At the request of Jeff Kell (an
HPDesk user and founder of the HP3000-L Internet mailing list from the University of
Tennessee at Chattanooga) we also developed an SMTP/MIME e-mail gateway for HPDesk
utilizing the powerful message engine we had developed to transport NetMail/3000 messages.
Since then, 3k has developed POP2 and POP3 servers, a Gopher server,
and a standards-based email API
for HP3000 platforms.
In 1996, after doing much consulting and web development work for
various clients over the years, 3k formed a web hosting and development division, now
known as Business CyberLink. 3k has
operated and maintained web sites (and it's own Internet presence) since 1992 - long
before most other organizations in the industry. Today we maintain our own Internet
servers and broadband connection, and stay active in the Internet standards development
organizations and anti-spam communities.
3k/Business Cyberlink also created the original web site for Springfield Virginia
and is the official domain administrator for several .US domains including
alexandria.va.us, herndon.va.us, and
middleburg.va.us. We also maintain and
host the Adopt-a-Pet
website, helping animals find caring homes, and the
Northern Virginia Table Tennis
3k Associates, Inc. is based in
Springfield, Virginia, near the
Interchange highway project.
How to reach us:
Click here for our contact information.
Our Primary Personnel:
Chris Bartram, President: Chris has been working with
HP3000 computers for over 30 years in operations, programming, systems programming,
analysis, systems management, security officer, and network management roles. Chris has
written regular columns for Interact magazine, as well as numerous papers, and has given
public presentations on security and HP3000 Internet connectivity. Chris has been active
with Interex and the local Baltimore-Washington HP3000 Users Group (BWRUG) since
the early 1980s.
Catherine Clark: Financials,
Billing, Customer Service: Catherine has been with 3k Associates for the past
8 years. Prior to that her background included billing, contracts, and customer service
with a large Internet services provider.
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