LISTSERV mailing list manager LISTSERV 16.5

Help for AFRIK-IT Archives


AFRIK-IT Archives

AFRIK-IT Archives


AFRIK-IT@LISTSERV.HEANET.IE


View:

Message:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Topic:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Author:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

Font:

Monospaced Font

LISTSERV Archives

LISTSERV Archives

AFRIK-IT Home

AFRIK-IT Home

AFRIK-IT  September 1998

AFRIK-IT September 1998

Subject:

(Fwd) Y2K

From:

"Watermeyer, Henry" <[log in to unmask]>

Reply-To:

[log in to unmask]

Date:

Fri, 18 Sep 1998 16:11:50 +200

Content-Type:

text/plain

Parts/Attachments:

Parts/Attachments

text/plain (129 lines)

Thanks Naude

As you say some people are trying to help and to be upfront.

Henry


------- Forwarded Message Follows -------
Date: Fri, 18 Sep 1998 15:46:06 +0200 (SAT)
From: Naude van der Merwe <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Y2K

Henry,

The americans do it yet again, and I agree with you that sanity seems to
leave when cash or the threat of lossing cash appears at the front door.

Here is something I got his week from a local distributor. I
was impressed, not sure how good their tests are but they are at
least being vocal and out in the open about their efforts.

If you feel the CSSA can benfit from this, please post it.

Cheers
Naude'



---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 1998 15:32:57 +0200
From: Gideon Schachat <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Fujitech News Update - Year 2000 Centre Open

Dear Dealers

We are pleased to announce that the Fujitech Year 2000 Centre is now up &
running. Please feel free to come & visit us, or you can check out the new
Y2K web site on www.fujitech.co.za/y2k The Centre is open to Fujitech &
Non-Fujitech customers alike, and end-users & dealers are all welcome.

Further to our Y2K web site we have a Y2K / Technical hotline. The
Telephone number is; 0861 - 01 - 2000 (hotline from anywhere in the country)
and the new technical switchboard number is (011) 444-5163

We also have an email address which is [log in to unmask] - Please send
your inquiries to this address.

The Y2K Centre is located just to the right of the main entrance to the
Fujitech building the following services are available;-

1. System Hardware Test for Year 2000 compliance
This test utilises the NSTL Y2K testing program (as used by Compaq, Dell
etc) to verify that your system can pass three tests for Y2K compliance.
First it tests that your system can roll over itís clock from December 31st
1999 23:59:59 to January 1st 2000 00:00:01. Secondly it tests to see that
the RTC (Real Time Clock) is functioning correctly as this clock is far more
accurate than the DOS clock and is sometimes used by programs such as UNIX.
Lastly, the Year 2000 is a leap year so the test determines whether your
system recognises this leap year by rolling over from February 28th to the
29th and March 1st. Furthermore it tests on for two extra leap years through
to the Year 2009.

Your system BIOS is where all of the date issues begin. It is essential that
your system BIOS is able to handle the Year 2000 before you can even think
of checking software or data files for Year 2000 compliance.

Each test is accompanied by a document detailing your system information,
the results of the tests, and if your system fails then a suggested action.
This document is an invaluable tool for you to keep, or to hand to your
companyís Year 2000 committee. The test is FREE for Fujitech customers and
R50 per system for non-Fujitech customers (which is refunded if an upgrade
option is purchased)

2. Upgrading compliant systems with a new BIOS.
Should your Fujitech System have a compliant motherboard however the BIOS
revision is not Year 2000 compliant, we will FLASH in a new / compliant BIOS
for you free of charge. A list of compliant motherboards can be obtained
from www.fujitech.co.za/y2k/product.htm

3. Upgrading your non-compliant system to Year 2000 compliance
If your system is incapable of reaching Year 2000 compliance because the
motherboard & BIOS are older versions, then we offer an upgrade service.
The beauty about this service is that, where possible, we will re-use
non-Y2K critical components (such as your HDD, stiffy, case, memory,
processor etc.) so that your upgrade cost is kept to a bare minimum.
Although system upgrades can be a lengthy process we will only charge you a
flat labour rate of R150.00 regardless of the time taken. We will then
re-test the system for Y2K hardware compliance when you come to collect it.

4. Free Year 2000 Consulting
Since the Year 2000 issues is fast approaching and a very complicated issue,
we are here to help you identify your own Year 2000 issue, and discuss how
to take on this challenge. For this service we would appreciate that you
call us to arrange a suitable meeting time, although on occasions we may be
able to meet you on the spot.

5. Year 2000 Software Tools
As well as a hardware test & upgrade service we have identified leading
software packages that make your Year 2000 project that much easier. These
software tools are on display and are available for sale based on
self-installation or on-site installation. All software packages also come
with a 3-month telephone help desk service.

6. On-Site Service
We realise that many systems are impossible to bring in to our centre, as
they are a critical part of an on-site network. In these cases we can
arrange for technicians to visit your site to test, install and discuss Year
2000 issues. Even for those companies who have embedded solutions (POS,
ATM etc.) we have experts available to aid you.

We hope that with this assistance your own Y2K project gets off to the best
start possible.

Thank you and see you soon.

=====================================================================
Subscribe to the IT Digest, an information resource from Wits Univ.
Send e-Mail to [log in to unmask] with SUBSCRIBE ITDIGEST
and {your_user_id} in the body followed by END on the next line.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Henry C Watermeyer 'Phone +27-11-716-3260/8000
Director - Computer & Network services Fax +27-11-339-1225
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
P/Bag 3, Wits 2050, South Africa mobile +27-(0)82-800-8862
                 //SunSITE.Wits.ac.za //WWW.Wits.ac.za
======================================================================

Top of Message | Previous Page | Permalink

Advanced Options


Options

Log In

Log In

Get Password

Get Password


Search Archives

Search Archives


Subscribe or Unsubscribe

Subscribe or Unsubscribe


Archives

January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
September 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
October 2009
September 2009
July 2009
June 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
November 2008
October 2008
August 2008
July 2008
April 2008
March 2008
November 2007
August 2007
July 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
November 2005
October 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004
September 2004
August 2004
July 2004
June 2004
May 2004
April 2004
March 2004
February 2004
January 2004
December 2003
November 2003
September 2003
August 2003
July 2003
June 2003
May 2003
April 2003
March 2003
February 2003
January 2003
December 2002
November 2002
October 2002
September 2002
August 2002
July 2002
June 2002
May 2002
April 2002
March 2002
February 2002
January 2002
December 2001
November 2001
October 2001
September 2001
August 2001
July 2001
June 2001
May 2001
April 2001
March 2001
February 2001
January 2001
December 2000
November 2000
October 2000
September 2000
August 2000
July 2000
June 2000
May 2000
April 2000
March 2000
February 2000
January 2000
December 1999
November 1999
October 1999
September 1999
August 1999
July 1999
June 1999
May 1999
April 1999
March 1999
February 1999
January 1999
December 1998
November 1998
October 1998
September 1998
August 1998
July 1998
June 1998
May 1998
April 1998
March 1998
February 1998
January 1998
December 1997
November 1997
October 1997
September 1997
August 1997
July 1997
June 1997
May 1997
April 1997
March 1997
February 1997
January 1997
December 1996
November 1996
October 1996
September 1996
August 1996
July 1996
June 1996
May 1996
April 1996
March 1996
February 1996
January 1996
December 1995
November 1995
October 1995
September 1995
August 1995
July 1995
June 1995
May 1995

ATOM RSS1 RSS2



LISTSERV.HEANET.IE

Secured by F-Secure Anti-Virus CataList Email List Search Powered by the LISTSERV Email List Manager