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Category: 

Domino_Effect

Date: 

1997-11-01 07:56:25

Subject: 

A Few Companies Are Getting Tough on Suppliers

  Link:

http://www.smh.com.au/computers/content/971007/news/news2.html

Comment: 

This story in the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD (Oct.7) reports that companies are no longer accepting bland assurances from suppliers that they are on the road to 2000-compliance. This is a matter of survival. But the fact remains that virtually no large firms are compliant. It's still a risk. It's still a long row of dominoes.

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Six months ago, "bland letters" circulated in the European business community citing that a company was addressing the 2000 problem within its IT infrastructure. "Now it is likely to be a 20-page questionnaire asking for a detailed assessment of compliance," Jones said.

Link: 

http://www.smh.com.au/computers/content/971007/news/news2.html

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