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Countdown Y2k: Business Survival Planning for the Year 2000

Countdown Y2k: Business Survival Planning for the Year 2000

by Peter de Jager, Richard Bergeon
     
 
Written by the experts who first sounded the international Y2K wake-up call, this complete update of the bestseller Managing 00 gives you the need-to-know facts about the most far-reaching computer glitch of all time. You'll find easy-to-follow explanations of the entire scope of the problem from the desktop to embedded systems, from the corporate back office

Overview

Written by the experts who first sounded the international Y2K wake-up call, this complete update of the bestseller Managing 00 gives you the need-to-know facts about the most far-reaching computer glitch of all time. You'll find easy-to-follow explanations of the entire scope of the problem from the desktop to embedded systems, from the corporate back office to corporate liability, and from revenue loss to infrastructure failure. Emphasizing that the Y2K problem is much more of a management issue than a technical one, this straightforward guide gives you solid advice to ensure business continuity through and beyond January 1, 2000.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Is Peter de Jager a Year 2000 prophet, alarmist, or simply a realist? To me it really doesn't matter ... you've got to read this book!"-Howard Rubin, Chair. Department of Computer Science, Hunter College of the City University of NY
Library Journal
The Y2K drama will continue to grow until we ring in the new year. The problem is real; it will affect people with older PCs, and it will affect large mainframe systems that have been cobbled together from a multitude of old programming languages that few people use and understand today. Much of the retrofitting that is going on will actually introduce new bugs into the systems because the people doing the refixes didn't write the original code. These three books will be invaluable for businesspeople and consultants to larger companies dealing with major Y2K concerns. Individuals should check out The Year 2000 Personal Computer Fix-It Guide (LJ 1/99) and Y2K: The Clock Is Ticking! (Video Reviews, LJ 1/99).
Booknews
This is an updated version of the authors' first book on the Y2K problem. It provides the background and current status of popular remedies, commercial Y2K tools, outsourcing opportunities, PC-based exposure and hidden dangers, inventorying embedded systems at risk, testing procedures, training and keeping Y2K staff, and evaluating Y2K risks from vendors and customers. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471327349
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
7.48(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.88(d)

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