Colin,

   We are bringing our plants mission critical pieces Friday and bringing
them up Sunday morning.  We have been told that the local energy supplier
expects no MAJOR problems but there is always the possibility of
localized problems.  Since my UPS has minutes vs. hours of uptime, we
felt it best to shut the stuff down.

Regards,
John

John W. Cirocco
Director, Information Technology
Pierce & Stevens Corp.
710 Ohio Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
John_Cirocco@PierceStevens.com
Phone 716-856-4910 Ext. 201
Pager 1-800-670-7039
   or 6707039@pagemci.com


>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Colin Williams [mailto:MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com]
>> Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 1999 10:15 AM
>> To: 'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'
>> Subject: Y2K Switchoff
>>
>>
>>
>> I have heard of a company that is switching off their 400 on
>> the Friday
>> before Y2K and then switching it on again on the Saturday. For some
>> reason they believe this will stop any Y2K problems with the
>> machine.
>>
>> This seems very strange to me, as I would think most Y2K
>> problems would
>> relate to applications, and not AS/400 hardware or OS stuff.
>>
>> Anyone heard of any other companies doing a similar  thing.
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