Rust Report - Vendors ready rapid response squads for Y2K rescues

Rapid response squads are being assembled to provide fast help for Australian mainframe users whose systems are affected by date problems on January 1, according to The Rust Report.

Open Systems Management, a Sydney venture involving old stagers Brendan Hannelly and Tony Paul, is about to announce the formation of its first squad this week.

Hannelly told the Rust Report, an online news service from IDG, that the remediation program in Australia has been "pretty successful", but has not weeded out all the faulty code.

"The Australian financial industry in particular has done a terrific job, but Severity One errors impacting customers are still being uncovered," he told the Rust Report.

In other Rust Report news, Genasys has sold its local government arm to Sandersons; the Telecommunications Ombudsmen has told internet service providers to lift their games and the National Australia Bank has thrown its weight behind a free access supplier. Also, Rusty spies catch Gary Jackson in action at a well frequented Crows Nest restaurant.

For more details visit http://rustreport.com.au

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