By (author): Patrick McDermott

Copyright: 1998
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780890067253

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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. Solving the Year 2000 Crisis helps programmers, managers, and consultants gain a clear understanding of the Y2K Problem - and how to beat it - from the ground up. It closely examines and evaluates the 7 major problem-solving approaches currently available, helps you choose the best method for your particular company or organization, then provides you with the information you need to implement a solution. Well-written sections on project staffing and management help you determine whether to build your Y2K team with existing employees or consultants, and show you how to choose the best tools for improving their productivity. The book also addresses the business side of the Y2K issue - you learn the impact of the problem on PC and desktop systems, and how to find and test potential failure points. Appendices contain actual problem-solving program code in COBOL, C++, FORTRAN, and Visual Basic.
Table Of Contents
The Problem. The Solutions - A Primer of Y2K Solutions. The People. The Project. The Business.


  • Patrick McDermott Patrick McDermott is president of McDermott Computer Decisions, Inc., in Oakland, California. He received his B.A. in Economics from California State University at Sacramento. He has served as director of the Data Management Association (DAMA).