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Computer Weekly 17 June 1999
The National Computer Centre UK survey of 400 members reveals:
60% of organisations have yet to complete amendment, redevelopment or acquisition of y2k compliant systems
Less than 25% have completed testing
60% have yet to complete discussion with trading partners
70% are developing contingency plans but only 17% have completed them
10% are still conducting the initial assessment of systems
30% do not plan to have an independent review of 2000 readiness
Finance, business services and manufacturing are most prepared, government and education are lagging behind
Its a disaster, the 400 NCC members would represent major organisations in the public and private sector, I doubt whether small companies would join such an organisation.
-- dick of the dale (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 18, 1999
YO lil' Long Island Red:
THESE numbers look a LOT like Cory's cluelessness might be substantiated. Course this IS Great Brittain, and the reporting requirements might be a bit different.
c Thanks, Richard
-- Chuck, a night driver (email@example.com), June 18, 1999.
Pretty dismal performance eh? And England is supposed to be leading the pack along with Canada and the USA - this does not bode at all well, especially coming after Horn's report...
-- Andy (2000EOD@prodigy.net), June 18, 1999.
thanks, its the first hard news I've seen in a long while, its true, verbatim, the NCC is a respected (gov I think) organisation
-- dick of the dale (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 18, 1999.
So, are people in England preparing? Or ignoring?
-- Diane J. Squire (email@example.com), June 18, 1999.
Hello Diane, nice to hear from you again
no-one is preparing (in the art of survival), seems that a lot of y2k projects are over-running (though the silence is deafening), the y2k pundits have suddenly gone quiet (Yourdon, Geunier, De Yager, Hugo), I think we will hear less and less real news on progress, I was surprised to see the results of this survey published (but only contained within the body of a more general report on IT trends)
I would regard it as headline news, it is obvious that many of those 400 major organisations will simply not be ready, they will go on slogging at y2k and lying to the public for as long as they can
-- dick of the dale (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 23, 1999.
Preparing ? Ignoring ? . . .Not really.
Just getting on with it, basically.
If Y2K grew wings, loaded itself up with 500lb incendiary bombs and popped over every night for a year and a half to drop em on us, we'd probably store up some extra teabags, just in case. Till then . . .
-- W0lv3r1n3 (W0lv3r1n3@yahoo.com), June 23, 1999.