7% embedded system failure considered minor???

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Hey Norm - check this out: a UK consulting firm calls a 7% embed failure "minor" (and you gotta love that comment about consultants):

Embedded systems set to beat Y2K bug after all

According to a report in the Daily Telegraph, it looks like the flesh-eating millennium bug might turn out to be little more than a minor irritation, after all.

According to BSC Consulting, less than seven per cent of embedded systems will fall over as a result of the year 2000 date change. Embedded systems had been held up by some analysts and job-creation specialists (you mean IT consultants, surely  Ed) as the weakest link in the year 2000 compliance problem.

BSC Consultings UK study of 38,000 systems all using embedded chips (such as lifts and medical equipment) found the sector to be in much ruder health than had been expected.

There is still no excuse for complacency though. Earlier this month, the government warned that the agricultural sector was at risk from the bug.

-- a (a@a.a), March 30, 1999


Not too reassuring to me. I liked the 1% number a lot better.

As the year progresses the microprocessor issue seems to become more complex. Some areas (utilities) are *reporting* few if any problems, while some manufacturers are saying they have trouble with up to 60% of their in house systems.

Is anyone here on the forum keeping a close eye on this issue?

-- Jon Williamson (pssomerville@sprintmail.com), March 30, 1999.


With all your concerns about Norm at least he post real news pieces. Your post is only a copy of someone else interpretation of the news article not the article itself. Find the real one and let us judge for ourselves what the contents mean.

Got real facts or rumors???

-- ???? (????@?.?), March 31, 1999.

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