Business Firms 'already hit' by Y2K bug {BBC} : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

"The campaigning group Taskforce 2000 says 90% of big
firms are preparing for power cuts and disruption to
phone systems and computers as a result of the bug.
And 31% have already experienced millennium-related
failures that had already begun to occur."

. . .

"Eighty-four per cent are preparing for possible power
failures, 86% for loss of telecommunications links and
97% for systems failures."

-- spider (, October 19, 1999


Not trying to sound "polly", but arent they just doing the contingency thing like they are supposed to?. TaskForce 2000 makes it sound as though power failures and telco loss is expected, rather this shows companies are simply getting ready in case something goes wrong.

Think about this, if 90% of the people on this forum are preparing it doesnt mean anything is going to happen ,it just means we are preparing in case it does.

-- hamster (, October 19, 1999.


I agree, it would be great if ALL businesses, individuals, agencies prepared for worst case scenarios. We might have a fighting chance if the systems crash in a big way. I congratulate them for at least trying.

Man From Uncle 1999

-- Man From Uncle 1999 (, October 19, 1999.

Uh, I'd rather have them prepare and be wrong than not prepare and be wrong.....

But, yes, it is OK to *suspect* that some may be privy to "inside" info. Certainly, I hear 1st to 3rd hand rumours.

Yes, I'm worried about power outages next year. Maybe worse in July/August than January/February.

-- mushroom (, October 19, 1999.

Don't you find it interesting that they report
that 1/3 of their companies have reported failures
and Cap Gemini reports 82% have already experienced
failures? Quite a difference! :-o

-- spider (, October 19, 1999.

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