Australian resellers are at the heart of an Adelaide-based organisation's charter to deliver another year 2000 project management methodology to businesses throughout Australia.
IT Services Consulting, which has already recruited a number of resellers in South Australia and New South Wales, aims to build its distribution network to capitalise on this fast-diminishing window of opportunity.
It claims many organisations are underestimating the threat of the digital date crisis by treating it as a computer problem rather than a business problem.
It has released a methodology for identifying, tracking and managing the eradication of year 2000 problems in business systems, ranging from medical or production systems to large computers.
Called Plan Y2K, the software-driven methodology allows trained consultants to assess the risks posed by the year 2000 problem and manage the resulting remediation activities.
Manager of IT Services Consulting Steve Adcock said the company had received strong interest from resellers."You can't build a house without a plan, yet many organisations are attempting to renovate their business systems - with the objective of eliminating their year 2000 problem - without a plan."
Plan Y2K is claimed to provide the structure for organisations that need to both protect their business against year 2000 disruption and demonstrate to their customers and suppliers that the issue is under control.
Individual project plans
More importantly, the methodology provides clients with individual project plans on what needs to be spent and the cost to the business of not doing it.
Adcock said resellers could use Plan Y2K to ensure their clients did not suffer from year 2000 scare-mongering.
"The bottom line is that you need to make sure your business has repaired those areas needed to keep going," he said.
"We are looking at the year 2000 exposure from the point of view of probability of failures in any part of a business, and the impact on the business if failure occurs.
"We then rank the areas of exposure in business from the most to the least important. You can then go about fixing the most important ones first."
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