Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


CLEAR ready for Y2K

With one hundred days to go, CLEAR Communications today announced that it is ready for the Year 2000.

All the critical systems supporting CLEAR's business processes are now either Y2K ready or compliant.

"This means that we have met our key objective of having no non-compliant high level business processes, well before the end of the year," said CLEAR's Networks Director, Ken Benson.

CLEAR's high level of confidence that its customers will not be affected by Y2K related problems in CLEAR's network had been reinforced, said Benson.

This is the last significant milestone for CLEAR's Year 2000 Project, which will be formally handed back to the business on September 30.

"The majority of preparation for Y2K has already been completed, including testing, remediation, supplier assessment, contingency and transition planning," said Benson.

The remaining Y2K-related tasks will be distributed to various business units to be managed as part of CLEAR's normal business operation. These include a three-month production freeze and a full-scale Y2K simulation in November to fine tune the company's contingency plans.

CLEAR's year 2000 project team was established in January 1997 with the objective of making CLEAR's critical systems Y2K compliant, well before the end of 1999. Twenty million dollars were allocated to the project, which employed up to 190 people at its peak.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Other Windy Cities: Auckland-Chicago Named A Top 10 ‘Most Exciting’ New Route

The inclusion of Auckland-Chicago on Lonely Planet’s Where to fly in 2019? The 10 most exciting new flight routes list comes just two weeks before Air New Zealand prepares to celebrate its inaugural flight to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on 30 November. More>>

Deadly Strain: ESR Ups Its Reporting On Meningococcal Disease

The increasing number of cases of Group W Meningococcal disease (MenW) has prompted ESR to increase its reporting on the disease to the Ministry of Health. ESR has upped its reporting to weekly. More>>


Very Small Things: "Game-Changing" 3D Printing Technology Launched

New Zealand microfabrication researchers Andrea Bubendorfer and Andrew Best, the co-inventors of a new way of fabricating very small things with Laminated Resin Printing (LRP), are part of Callaghan Innovation’s MicroMaker3D team launching the new patent pending technology in the US this week. More>>


Wainui: Major Infrastructure Partnership For North Auckland

Minister of Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff today announced a partnership that will fund $91 million of roading and wastewater infrastructure to support the building of 9000 homes... More>>