Solving the Year 2000 Crisis

Solving the Year 2000 Crisis

by Patrick McDermott, Peter McDermott

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The Millennium is almost upon us, and with it comes perhaps the single most troubling dilemma in computer history: how to solve the Year 2000 (Y2K) Problem. This expertly authored, one-source reference provides an answer to this problem by revealing practical, how-to instructions on planning, preparing, and executing a project that will make your company Y2K compliant.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780890067253
Publisher: Artech House, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/01/1998
Series: Artech House Computer Science Library Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 7.27(w) x 10.32(h) x 1.08(d)

About the Author

Patrick McDermott has more than 20 years of computer industry experience as a programmer, analyst, developer, manger, and trainer. He currently teaches seminars on the Y2K Problem, and also runs his own consulting firm in California, where he specializes in Y2K Problem training.

Table of Contents

The PROBLEM: The 7 Warning Signs of Y2K — Y2K Cancer. The GOOD News — Some Things are on Our Side. The BAD News — Chicken Little was an Optimist. It's Not THAT Bad — It's Not Quite World War II. The SOLUTIONS — A Primer of Y2K Solutions: REPLACE — Get Rid of It. EXPAND — Fix the Data. WINDOW — Fix the Processing. COMPRESS — Expansion with Compression. WORKAROUND — Workarounds. ENCAPSULATE — Time Warp. ABANDON — Leave to their Fate. Code Archaeology — Looking for Trouble. Selecting Solutions — Decisions, Decisions. The PEOPLE: STAFF — Staffing Your Project. CONSULTANTS — Service Providers. TOOLS — Vendors. ESTIMATING — Manufacturing Numbers. The PROJECT: STRATEGY — All Strategy is Tactics. TRIAGE — Case by Case. FACTORY — Running a Fix-It Factory. PLAN Ahead — Project Planning. The BUSINESS: The Business Perspective — How the Users Work/Find. PC/Desktop. Failure Points — Find Them. Testing. Wrap Up.

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