Control of Y2K
for the turn of the millennium is not necessarily a complex matter.
By focusing on a few key areas, most small to medium sized
businesses can rest assured that their critical systems will still be
operating on January 1st.
first order of business is checking the file servers for compliance.
The BIOS and the clock must be tested.
After that, the desktop PC’s must undergo the same scrutiny.
The network operating system and other
software applications usually can be upgraded according to
manufacturer’s specifications. Most
of the time, a quick tour of the manufacturer’s web site reveals a
number of downloadable instructions, fixes, and patches where needed.
Many recent software packages are already compliant.
pays to hire a professional to check systems and machines for Y2K
compliance. However, hiring
a consulting firm can be expensive and may not fit the scale and scope
of the problem. There are
several commercial software packages that hunt down compliance issues on
individual desktop PC’s.
2000 is a good compliance checking software package.
Norton 2000 was named “Best End-User Software” at FOSE ’99.
It will pinpoint and repair potential conflicts and problems in
the operating system as well as some software applications.
It is widely available. Check
2000 by Greenwich Mean Time is another fine program.
Check it out at http://www.gmt-uta.com/.
There is one change that has been widely published for Windows 95, 98,
and NT pc’s: