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1997-11-01 07:56:25


A Few Companies Are Getting Tough on Suppliers



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.


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