Year 2000 Conversion
Table of Contents
2. Getting Started
5. Third-Party Compliance Programs
5.1 Vendors and Suppliers
5.2 Business Partners
5.3 Service Level Agreements (SLAs): External
5.4 Service Level Agreements (SLAs): Internal
6.2 Job Control Scripts, etc
6.3 Early Failures
6.4 Applications to be Eliminated/Replace
6.5 Problem Scope
6.6 Conversion Strategies
7. Enterprise Plan
8.2 Conversion Process
9. Production Turn-up
10. Program Management
11. Y2K with a Payoff: A Twist
on Y2K that Offers Real Advantages
12. Beyond Y2K
The Year 2000 (Y2K) represents a significant business
challenge to all companies using computers to support their business processes.
Several factors complicate this challenge:
- Converting applications to be Y2K compliant can
be expensive and resource intensive.
- Y2K compliance conversion does not yield any new
functionality. It is therefore hard to justify getting started.
- There is no "silver bullet" that offers
a universal or quick fix to the problem.
- Various platforms, languages, and software technologies
are used within a company's portfolio of applications, requiring various
Y2K solution approaches.
TITAN views Y2K as a business challenge that requires
a technical solution. To address this business challenge, TITAN has developed
a flexible, end-to-end solution known as TITAN 2000.
- TITAN 2000 features a formal methodology
covering all phases of Y2K implementation.
- TITAN 2000 meets the guidelines of the Software
Engineering Institute (SEI) Capability Maturity Model (CMM) Level 3 for
software development. TITAN 2000 ensures that we can help you accurately
solve your Y2K problem on time and on budget.
- As part of the complete solution capabilities of
TITAN 2000, TITAN has assembled a flexible set of tools that can
handle a wide range of conversion scenarios. In addition to the TITAN proprietary
toolkit, this set of tools includes best-of-breed products supplied by
- TITAN 2000 is specifically designed to minimize
conversion duration. Multiple applications can be converted in parallel,
and within a application, multiple steps can be executed in parallel. The
net result is compressed conversion cycle time. This is important because
you must freeze application functionality during the conversion.
- A variation of TITAN 2000, known as TITAN
2000/Rehost, is available for those companies that want to convert
and rehost concurrently, rather than just convert. (See Section
2. GETTING STARTED
The time to get started on Y2K conversion is NOW
- January 1, 2000, is less than three years away.
- This deadline is not flexible.
- Some forward-looking applications (for example,
forecasting applications) will fail long before January 1, 2000.
- Conversion manpower will be in short supply soon.
- Conversion could be a matter of enterprise survivability.
Get started by following these steps:
- Identify an Executive Sponsor for Y2K.
- Select a Y2K Program Manager.
- Recruit a Y2K Team.
- Establish a Y2K Management Steering Committee (including
managers from all segments of the business).
- Establish or adopt a formal methodology.
- Establish a Y2K Intranet Website.
TITAN recommends using an Intranet Website as the
repository for all Y2K program information. The Intranet Website is built
around a database and includes such key information as:
- Inventory of applications and programs
- Dependencies between applications
- Vendors, products, and services
- Awareness articles (for example, a Y2K "Tip
of the Day")
- Survey results
- Program/project status
The Y2K Website helps ensure the success of your
Y2K program by improving awareness, project management, corporate communications,
as well as by saving time and money. It will be a valuable tool for Information
Technology (IT) management for many years after the Y2K program is complete.
3. - 10. THESE SECTIONS LOCATED
The full text and graphics for Sections 3 through
10 can be found on TITAN's website at www.cst.titan.com.
11. Y2K WITH A PAYOFF: A TWIST
ON Y2K THAT OFFERS REAL ADVANTAGES
TITAN believes that for many companies, converting
mainframe applications to be Y2K compliant may be just one step in a migration
strategy that can save the enterprise money. The TITAN 2000/Rehost
strategy is to rehost mainframe applications to UNIX-based processors while
doing Y2K conversion. This strategy may work for you because:
- The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)
has ruled that Y2K conversion costs are expenses that must be taken during
the quarter in which they are incurred; however, rehosting costs may be
capitalized over several years.
- The rehosted application can now be operated more
- The costs of testing both Y2K and rehosting are
combined. Since testing represents at least 50% of the cost, the savings
- No re-engineering is recommended during the TITAN
2000/Rehost process to minimize risk and costs. However, the rehosted
application is now ready for re-engineering as needed.
This strategy can yield great advantages for our
12. BEYOND Y2K
Beyond Y2K, we offer the following products and services:
- Golden Gateway Products
- Golden Gateway/OSS: Integration framework, applications,
and enterprise data services for building Operations Support Systems (OSSs)
- Golden Gateway/EB: "Universal" Telecommunications
Management Network/Common Management Information Protocol (TMN/CMIP) Gateway
for industry standard Electronic Bonding (EB) applications
- Golden Gateway/2000 and Golden Gateway/Rehost: Toolkits
for converting applications to be Y2K compliant and for porting mainframe
applications to UNIX minicomputers
- Software Development
- Object-oriented analysis, design, and development
- Commitment to software engineering process
- Professional Services
- 2000/Rehost: Y2K conversion planning, implementation,
- Consulting Services: Evaluation, analysis, and process
- Multimedia Training: Course and on-line help system
- Re-engineering: Process and application re-engineering
For More Information, contact:
Titan Client/Server Technologies
1115 Elkton Drive, Suite 100
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80907-3581
TITAN Corporation (NYSE: TTN) was founded in 1981 and has over 1,700
employees nationwide. TITAN specializes in enterprise software and systems,
communications software and systems, defense systems, and emerging technologies.
Last Revision: 28 January 1997. Author: Ken Cooper
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