• Subject: Testing & Changes for Y2K
  • From: Glenn Ericson <Glenn-Ericson@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Mar 1999 21:34:20 -0500

A/K/A
Vendors that  do not cooperate in Y2K solutions
 by not  providing source code or  test /DR Licenses.

Some No name  situations- to remember: - - ->
I've seen this  type situation three times before( in  two different parts
of the  country):

Once  we were able to reason with the vendor and it was resolved  when
they understood.

The other is an out right hold up for a BIGGER hardware  purchase plus an
over inflated  price for the software upgrade [Y2K compliant release]. 

This one is not resolved yet  but there are work arounds in  the wings.

The last  was high priced  test &  DR site license costs. [ Jury is out on
this one yet]

Anyone  else seeing this sort of poor[shame on you] behavior?

Regards,

Glenn
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Glenn Ericson,           Phoenix Consulting     LLC
P. O. Box 701164         East Elmhurst NY 11370-3164 USA  
Phone 718 898 9805       Fax 718 446 1150
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At 09:12 AM 3/26/99 -0800, you wrote:
>Thanks VERY much for the URL...
>
>I regret that I can not post the vendor's name, but suffice to say that
>in the long ago past those who worked here apparently gave him a good
>reason not to give us his code again.  The people involved are long gone
>and I don't believe you will ever run across this package anyway.  It is
>very specialized for a small niche market in a certain part of the
>country.
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Al Barsa, Jr. [mailto:barsa2@ibm.net]
>Sent: Thursday, March 25, 1999 10:24 PM
>To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
>Subject: Re: Turning back QDATE
>
>
>At 02:39 PM 3/25/99 -0800, you wrote:
>
>You either don't want to do this on your production box, or you need to
>be
>prepared to scratch install the box when setting the date back to the
>current date from after Y2K.
>
>The IBM URL for this is:
>
>http://www.as400.ibm.com/developer/year2000/y2sysdat.html
>
>Print the page, and go for a long sitdown in the bathroom, because it
>will
>scare the #$%% out of you.
>
>BTW, what does your software developer to for you in the event of an
>emergency when you have to go a hot site, or when you test at a hot
>site.
>Most software developers will give you a key for limited time testing
>(72
>hours is typical).  If yours won't, please post the SOB name to this
>list
>so we know who not to buy  from.
>
>Al - Away in Rochester
>
>>We have just been notified that we need to test some software one of
>our
>>Texas divisions is using to run their business.  The creator of this
>>software will not send us a copy to load on a test box.  We have been
>>instructed to test it over a weekend (or series of weekends) by turning
>>back the date on the Production AS/400 over in Texas.  I have heard
>>through this list such a thing is a very, very not good idea.  Now I I
>>need some firm reasons or I will find myself participating in this very
>>thing.  ANY help is GREATLY appreciated.
>>
>>Thanks!!!
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