UK Firms Dumping Data To Avoid Y2K Problems : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

How prevalent is this practice? What happens to remaining 90% of the historical data?

-- regular (zzz@z.z), April 28, 1999



I've asked a related question twice on the forum over the past couple of days. Still waiting for an answer. Maybe three times will be the charm on this one. Quick, inexpensive y2k mainframe solution?


-- FM (, April 28, 1999.

According to the firm, which specializes in implementing Year 2000 online warehousing systems, many major companies which have invested in making hardware and applications compliant are finding that historical data cannot be transferred from the old systems because there is no simple upgrade path to the new system.

Because of this, the company has found that the high cost and technical headache of large-scale data conversion means that often as little as 10 percent of the original data is converted onto the new Year 2000- compliant systems.
Ok, here's a few questions for the folks in the business of providing Public Safety software solutions (usually bought with the help of local tax money):

Does your Y2K compliancy statement for the service you provide to your customers include being able to use legacy data?

Have you successfully converted legacy data sets into something your stated Y2K compliant solution can meaningfully access?

Just wondering...


-- Critt Jarvis (, April 28, 1999.

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