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University making good progress on Y2K
January 18, 1999

The University is well on the way toward making its computer systems Year 2000 compliant. The following is the first in a series of Y2K updates provided to the University community by Elaine David, director of information systems development and Y2K coordinator for the Computer Center. A Year 2000 web page provides a more complete look at University and Computer Center progress.

The State of Connecticut Y2K Program Office will make a formal Y2K certification visit to the Storrs campus on January 25. This will be the first of several visits to gAugust the completeness of our response to the Year 2000 problem. University representatives will be available to respond to specific topics.

For the past several months, the state has been reporting on the progress of state agencies, each month distributing a Y2K Progress Scorecard on project planning, personal computer (PC) assessment, contingency planning and conversion, and testing. An overall rating of green indicates that the agency is making good progress; yellow indicates the agency has a well organized Y2K program, but that more rapid progress is expected in the next two months; and red indicates that the agency head may need to provide more resources to the process to make more rapid progress. The University continues to maintain an overall rating of green.

The state's Year 2000 Program Office is keeping track of the status of the "top 50 systems," those with the most impact on the public, on its website. The systems were identified by the state Department of Information Technology staff and the Agency Y2K Advisory Committee. The University's student systems (SAM, SARS, Gateway, and Thesis) are included, and they are listed as "done" for both conversion and testing phases.