Stories by David Land

  • No time to fix Y2K. Now what?

    There's no doubt about it: organisations that have just begun to address the year 2000 problem are behind the eight ball. With less than 18 months to go until the turn of the century, they no longer have the benefit of the lengthy assessment and triage process that those who started even one year ago have had. Late starters have to face the fact that there's only enough time to remedy the most critical systems - and that some system failures are inevitable. That's why it's important that they deploy a contingency-management element in their Y2K programs.