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Not a survival plan for the perpetually plagued and paranoid but rather a source of more worry. Ragland (technical consultant, Air Force's Software Technology Support Center) explains that the year 2000 will bring with it a computer crisis because present systems cannot read dates beyond 1999. This will mean the generation of bad data in date critical calculations for everything from checking accounts to pension funds. (We knew it!) The author comes to the rescue with a five stage plan to solve the dilemma and includes a comprehensive appendix of Year 2000 service vendors and organizations offering analysis, conversion, renovation, and validation tools. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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The Year 2000 Problem Solver provides a five-step plan for technical managers who are in charge of fixing year 2000 problems. The awareness step offers tips for technical staff on how to communicate the problem to management--a critical part of any year 2000 strategy. The assessment step helps you determine the best strategy for solving the problem, and the renovation step gets you started in the execution of your strategy. The validation step walks you through the testing and quality assurance phase, while the implementation step helps you assess how your company's system interfaces with other systems. Over half of the book is dedicated to listing contact information for vendors who provide year 2000 solutions.From the Back Cover:
The year 2000 date conversion crisis is not a small problem-and if you use computers, it's probably your problem, too. News sources from Forbes to Infoworld say businesses will spend more than $300 billion to remedy their computers' inability to tell the difference between 1900 and 2000. And this issue affects nearly everyone who uses computers! If you don't know where your business stands with this problem, its time to find out! This book gives you a simple introduction to the far-reaching consequences of the decision made years ago to code years as two-digit numbers. This guide: Explains why you must look at this issue now; Spells out why this is an issue for managers, not just technical staff; Helps you evaluate the extent of your problem (it may be far bigger and more complicated than you think); Gives you a simple five-step plan for effectively facing and resolving the vexing turn-of-the-millennium computing crisis. This book helps you construct the needed remedies, validate your solution, and apply the cure. This is the one manual that all business need to get started on defusing the year 2000 time bomb!
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