ANALYSIS: Upgrading a system in December (cf. Montana Revenue System Glitch) : LUSENET : Grassroots Information Coordination Center (GICC) : One Thread

This is reference to recent post about the Montana revenue system post, but applies in many situations, even those outside govt.

If someone was upgrading a system in *December 1999* they were:

(1) Either crazy or had a very high risk threshold (2) Forced to because the original system was not compliant.

Based on earlier published reports on state's progress, I'd guess #2 applies here, as well as in many other cases. So even if "y2k" is not mentioned, you can surmise it was y2k-related. Many shops had a "lockdown" of current systems during the 1999 4th quarter, to avoid encountering or adding other errors to "clean" systems.

-- Bud Hamilton (, January 25, 2000

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