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There's no time to delay. The year 2000 problem is both deadly serious and frighteningly imminent. And while there's still time to deal with Y2K, it's going to require a monumental effort from everyone--and that includes non-technical professionals like you. Surviving the Computer Time Bomb is the first book to help managers both comprehend the magnitude of this looming problem and develop intelligent action plans for preparing for it. As the book lucidly explains, this is not just another computer problem for your technical experts. Many of the crucial decisions--such as deciding which systems warrant a year 2000 upgrade, creating contingency plans for replacing systems that unexpectedly fail, and assessing the Y2K readiness of your key suppliers--are business issues that only you can address. With Surviving the Computer Time Bomb, you'll sift through the IT's community's wildly contradictory predictions of what's in store for us...realistically troubleshoot the kinds of problems you're likely to encounter...and successfully perform your vital role in fixing the problem, including how to: * enlist the support of senior management in making Y2K a top priority * reduce defections among programmers and IT managers * defend yourself against the inevitable barrage of Y2K lawsuits * integrate the year 2000 problem into every aspect of your business strategy. To keep essential systems from falling victim to a year 2000 malfunction, you can't drag your feet, and you can't pass off your responsibility. Let Surviving the Computer Time Bomb lead you to sensible decisions about effectively preparing for--and radically minimizing--the impact of Y2K.
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