Book Description: 65566-2 Don't just resolve the Year 2000 software crisis: Leverage it for competitive advantage! By now, many IT organizations have realized that their business-critical applications contain code that will fail on January 1, 2000. But exactly how serious is your organization's problem-and what's the best way to resolve it? In The Year 2000 Software Crisis: Challenge of the Century, two leading IT consultants deliver a comprehensive blueprint for evaluating and responding to the Year 2000 crisis in your company. While there's no silver bullet, you'll learn the basic building blocks and guiding principles that apply to all Year 2000 initiatives. With unprecedented detail, the authors show how to: *Select the best migration approach and methodology. *Coordinate with customers, suppliers and other external stakeholders. *Budget and manage Year 2000 projects. *Implement, deploy and validate the solutions you choose. *Choose and acquire the appropriate tools. *Evaluate outside services-and write better RFPs for obtaining them.Most important, you'll learn how a Year 2000 project can serve as a catalyst for strategic change-and how to leverage the knowledge you gain for competitive advantage throughout your organization. The Year 2000 Software Crisis also contains coverage targeted at smaller IT organizations, as well as an extensive list of tool vendors, consulting firms and conversion companies, sample forms, a glossary, and a meta-model for project tracking deliverables. Whether you're an IT manager, software vendor, or senior business manager, it's time to move full-speed ahead on resolving your Year 2000 crisis. With this book, you'll get the job done right.