Has any company admitted to non-compliance

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Has any company or Gov. organisation admitted publicly that their mission critical systems have not been fixed.

No of course not, herein lies the problem in a nutshell.

-- Sir R (richard.dale@unum.co.uk), December 22, 1999


Wouldn't that be suicide?

-- Susan Barrett (sue59@bellsouth.net), December 22, 1999.

I think we know this by now. An statement of compliance (without independent verification) means nothing, because there's no other option.

What I've been doing is checking the reported PROGRESS of compliance and making my own decisions about the veracity. For example: the UK health service had a five year plan, but claims that it completed 97% of its remediation in the last three months.

Make your own decision about whether that's credible, let alone possible.

-- Servant (public_service@yahoo.com), December 22, 1999.

Yes, the 2,000 person DoD department, DSS, is not Y2K compliant and has been in chaos for a year. This was covered in a recent WRP and in the Washington Post.

-- cory (kiyoinc@ibm.XOUT.net), December 22, 1999.

Actually, the oil and drilling companies have in an obtuse sort of way. About a year ago Chevron flatly stated there would be disruptions. Surprisingly forthcoming chatter from DuPont few months back was recently supported by credible information from a "big cheese" within the company's IT area. Then, of course, there is the entire middle east as well as Italy. (all subsequently retracted of course...by us.)

-- Dave (aaa@aaa.com), December 22, 1999.

I think that very company that has replaced "Y2K Compliant" with Y2K Ready is admitting that we are in trouble!

-- xman (xman@aol.com), December 22, 1999.

Yep, when I pull up to my banks drive-through window, there are big pink flourescent signs saying "Y2K READY!!!" They USED to claim Y2K Compliant. Maybe the average Joe didn't understand what compliant meant.

Also at the ATM, there is a big long intro screen saying your $$ is safe in our bank and from Dec. 20 to Jan. 4 you can get a FREE mini- statement at the ATM machine! (I guess that is to reassure the masses...)

-- preparing (preparing@home.com), December 22, 1999.

"Y2K Compliant", "Y2K Ready", "Y2k OK" ... how about "Y2K Tested" (Key Bank)...lol, did they pass the 'test'? My bank so I should not be laughing ...:-(

-- ..- (dit@dot.dash), December 22, 1999.

BTW the Key Bank branches I've been to are still using IBM PS2 systems with a DOS 3270 emulator. :-( This report as of 12/21/99.

-- ..- (dit@dot.dash), December 22, 1999.

The elevators in my building (and probably all over the University) have big yellow signs telling you to stay off of the elevators near the rollover and what to do if you get stuck. Good advice, but kind of spooky.

-- Dave (aaa@aaa.com), December 22, 1999.

TY (Beanie Baby manufacturers) did announce quitting production as of the first of the year...

-- Mad Monk (madmonk@hawaiian.net), December 22, 1999.

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