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  • Subject: Re: microsoft 99.9999
  • From: "Leif Svalgaard" <leif@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2001 20:23:21 -0600

actually haven't seem the ad !
only went by what everybody said (cf. the subject of this thread).
maybe I'm assuming too much? (that M$ even knows about
six sigma).

----- Original Message -----
From: <booth@martinvt.com>
To: <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 24, 2001 7:56 PM
Subject: Re: microsoft 99.9999


> Leif,  I believe the ad is "five 9s"  or  99.999%
> _______________________
> Booth Martin
> Booth@MartinVT.com
> http://www.MartinVT.com
> _______________________
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>
>
>
> "Leif Svalgaard" <leif@leif.org>
> Sent by: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
> 01/24/2001 03:03 PM
> Please respond to MIDRANGE-L
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>
>         To:     <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
>         cc:
>         Subject:        Re: microsoft 99.9999
>
> From: Joe Pluta <joepluta@plutabrothers.com>
> > Has anybody thought to do the math?  99.9999% uptime means a total of
> THIRTY SECONDS of unscheduled downtime per year (actually, 31 and change).
>
> The 99.9999% has a special marketing significance. It is a failure rate of
> 1
> in 1,000,000,
> which is better than 3.4 in 1,000,000. what is this mysterious 3.4? It is
> the
> six sigma
> level. Search on Google for "six sigma".So if you are at the 99.9999%
> level
> you are
> better than six sigma (the ultimate mark of quality).  So there is great
> incentive to
> claim to be better than six sigma, whether you are or not.
>
>
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