IT services suppliers BDM International and Cap Gemini Sogeti have joined forces to fight the Year 2000 compliancy problem. They will seek to provide a complete service by offering customers a combination of their testing, recoding and consultancy services.
Part of the service provided is BDM?s Smart/2000+ testing tool, which performs impact analysis and defines the systems and software requiring conversion. "Testing is one of the most critical stages of Year 2000 compliancy programmes," said Helen Seltzer, DBM senior vice president. According to research firm Gartner Group, testing represents 45 per cent of the work needed to comply.
Current BDM projects involve renovating 3.3 million lines of code in a logistics management system for the US Air Force. It is also assessing the millennium change for the Arkansas Department of Human Services.
Cap Gemini?s services line-up for the date change includes the Applications Renovation Centre, which provides contractors to help scan and rejig code. There are nine centres around the globe.
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