ERIC Number: ED424886
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov-27
Reference Count: N/A
Actions To Address the Year 2000 Challenge. Report.
The Office of the State Comptroller in New York audited the City University of New York's (CUNY) Year 2000 compliance efforts for the period of April 1, 1996 through March 31, 1998. The purpose of the audit was to determine whether CUNY's efforts provided reasonable assurance that computer processing will continue without interruption or inaccuracy after the turn of the century. Findings showed that CUNY's establishment of a Year 2000 Task Force at the agency level occurred much later than government and computing industry leaders indicated would be appropriate if all risks were to be addressed in a timely manner. Specifically, it was concluded that CUNY's efforts to date do not reasonably assure that instructional and administrative functions performed on college-level computer systems and thousands of personal computers throughout CUNY and its colleges will continue to operate and produce correct results after 2000. CUNY needs to consider the development of contingency plans or other alternative solutions if important systems fail or are not expected to be compliant on time. (AS)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Office of the Comptroller, Albany. Div. of Management Audit.