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1997-07-22 00:00:00


Micros, Mainframes, and Now Midrange Systems



COMPUTERWORLD (June 23) reports that the y2k problem is especially great in older midrange systems. There are fewer tools and personnel to deal with their problems. Meanwhile, vendor support is shrinking.

Third-party programmers have dominated this area. "Today we're at the mercy of the contract programmer," says one corporate official.

Between 70% and 80% of the original software has been modified beyond recognition, and the documentation is gone.


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