MVI is back!greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Well MVI, how are things in Disneyland these days? <:)=
-- Sysman (email@example.com), March 08, 1999
Don't you mean "Dizzyland?"
Stay well MVI!
-- Diane J. Squire (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 09, 1999.
You guessed it Diane. I did see a post from MVI at the end of one of todays threads, really. Must have missed him. I guess he's still busy moving in (grin). Oh well, maybe I'll catch him next time. <:)=
-- Sysman (email@example.com), March 09, 1999.
Yep, I'm back. Sorry guys haven't had much time lately. Staring at another screen after work hasn't been one of my favorite things to do lately.
You might ask, how is it going? Well, I'm performing Y2K audits. Tally so far? Three systems reviewed, three failed. Reason for failure. Insuffient information supplied. I've been on the other end of these things frequently. The primary tactic is to provide reams of documention,smoke, fog and hope for the best. Its a bad tactic; however, it does buy you time. The problem here is obvious. Not much time (nor money) left. One bright spot though. Lots of non- compliant mainframe apps being replaced by client/server using SQL, ACCESS, etc. Bad news...new interfaces to deal with.
The company that I work for is using only senior IT folks to perform the verification and validation. This concept was sold to the feds in the proposal. Good, competent resources not some wet behind the ears newbies like you sometimes see performing system audits. More later.
-- MVI (MVI@yepimhere.com), March 09, 1999.