Is your company y2k ready : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

The news from my current employer is that they have been working on y2k since 1997, it has cost them $800,000 (small company with 500 EEs) excluding certain software upgrades (e.g. OS/2 to NT4) which were necessitated both by a change of strategy and y2k non-compliance. They have contingency plans in place, they have contacted and sought compliance statements from all suppliers, they have a modern software environment. We're ready if the power/water goes out (unlikely) and have plans to ensure stocks of sweets/chips etc are ready for staff checking out y2k. How about your organisation.

-- SIRAH (, December 17, 1999


My wife is an office manager and is responsible for the 9 personal computers at her office (Running NT). They are a small water conditioner company. She contacted their computer service company and all Bios/hardware was fixed several months ago. The service company also downloaded all available Microsoft Y2k patches. She got as many compliance statements as possible from other vendors.

When she ran statements at the end of November, their rental customer statements showed next payments due 01-01-1900.

The owner of her company said the problems will go away after the first of the year. Don't worry about it.

She thinks her job will go away after the first of the year.

We are personally prepared for Y2k.

-- Notready (, December 17, 1999.

Que sera, Sirah.

-- Mr. Mike (, December 17, 1999.

I work for a large independent oil company with a market cap of about $6 billion dollars.

We've made great progress on Y2K. But as of yesterday, we still had about 50 mission-critical systems (all embedded systems) that were not ready. Some are still in the assessment stage. That's an awful lot to repair/replace in 15 days.

-- Dog Gone (, December 17, 1999.

The large hospital system I work for would appear to be Y2K compliant/ready.

The PCs are okay I know for sure. They have tested contingency plans for power outages (probably limited by fuel availability). Medical devices have been checked, but who knows how they did? My primary concern is billing interface with Medicare and Medicaid. If these go down, the system could face a financial crunch for a time. If the grid goes down for an extended time, or if there is a water shortage, they will, of course, have major problems.

-- nothere nothere (, December 17, 1999.

I work for the state. They are scrambling to complete their software remediation on time. I have seen no sign of testing facilities or equipment (other than computers) for compliance. They have a hysterically funny contigency plan. They have a command center, which will be powered by generator. Key people will be on hand during rollover. If there are problems, they will call the appropriate vendor and FEMA. There is no contingency plan for the phones being out. No one has verified that the vendors are going to be there to answer the phones. And I have no idea what they think FEMA can do.

I think it's funny.

-- Amy Leone (, December 17, 1999.

none of you understand. It doesnt matter if everyone is ready!!!

That is a fallacy!! No one has addressed the interdependence Factor! with any degree of intelligence!!

-- d----- (, December 17, 1999.



The Dog

-- The Dog (, December 18, 1999.

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