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Are You Ready for 2000?. Art Hendela, President Hendela System Consultants, Inc. Home of the SCANALYZER Year 2000 Solution Lyndhurst, NJ 1-888-SCANY2K WWW.SCANY2K.COM art.hendela@scany2k.com. Where are you Dec 31, 1999 at 11:59 PM?. Times Square watching the ball drop?

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are you ready for 2000

Are You Ready for 2000?

Art Hendela, President

Hendela System Consultants, Inc.

Home of the SCANALYZER Year 2000 Solution

Lyndhurst, NJ

1-888-SCANY2K

WWW.SCANY2K.COM

art.hendela@scany2k.com

where are you dec 31 1999 at 11 59 pm
Where are you Dec 31, 1999 at 11:59 PM?
  • Times Square watching the ball drop?
  • The Millennium Gala with champagne?
  • The Concorde going around the world?
  • Home with your friends and family?
  • At your PC hoping your computer applications work in one minute?
what is the millennium bug
What is the Millennium Bug?
  • A $600 billion problem (Gartner Group)
  • A resource headache (4 million years of work for 2 million programmers)
  • A hit on your company’s bottom line
  • A deadline you can’t slip
  • A stress test every day at work
  • A time for real good tools to help you
how did this happen
How did this happen?
  • Conserved computer resources with 2 digit dates during 1960’s, 70’s.
  • Copied established techniques from old code.
  • Believed systems would be replaced by now.
  • Eased data input. People like to input less digits for dates.
what should you check
What should you check?
  • In-house developed systems
  • Third party developed systems
  • Facilities management systems
  • PC and Mainframe hardware, operating systems, and software
  • Staffing levels
legal worries
Legal Worries
  • Directors and upper management are personally liable for problems.
  • SEC Fines for under reporting Y2K impact.
  • Client damage awards for product failure.
  • IRC 482 of the IRS code may limit corporate wide solutions.
operational worries
Operational Worries
  • Manufacturing systems fail.
  • Doors won’t open because security system can’t process the date as valid.
  • Fire systems cut off because maintenance has not been performed.
  • Can’t call to place an order - the phone system doesn’t work.
inconveniences
Inconveniences
  • Reports sorted incorrectly.
  • Budget programs don’t work so you aren’t funded.
  • Disk files listed with wrong dates.
  • Bills not calculated correctly.
how do you fix the problem
How do you fix the problem?
  • Identify resources to help in all phases.
  • Assess the size of the problem.
  • Select tools to help fix the problem.
  • Prepare a triage plan.
  • Remediate the source code.
  • Test the fixes in separate environment.
  • Implement the fixes.
where do you get more information
Where do you get more information?
  • Websites:
    • WWW.YEAR2000.COM
    • WWW.Y2KLINKS.COM
    • WWW.SCANY2K.COM
  • Magazines:
    • Year/2000 Journal - 214-340-2147
  • NJ Y2K User Group - Mike Cervine, CervineM@panasonic.com
summary
Summary
  • Reviewed the history of the problem and how it occurred.
  • List potential Legal, Operational, and Inconvenient.
  • Outlined how to perform a Y2K project and select tools.
  • Gave sources for more information.
who is hendela system consultants
Who is Hendela System Consultants?
  • Consulting and software company based in Lyndhurst, NJ.
  • Established in 1988 as a custom program shop.
  • Clients include many Fortune 500 companies and government agencies.
  • Developed SCANALYZER software to aid Year 2000 analysis for major international bank.