Program touts aid to agencies in dire straits

Comdisco Inc. has a year 2000 safety net for agencies that encounter unexpected year
2000 system failures.

Comdisco’s Y2K Ready Program offers special recovery facilities and other
resources, said officials of the Rosemont, Ill., company.

“The year 2000 date change is not an unanticipated problem and as such is not a
declarable event under most disaster-recovery agreements,” said Allan Graham, senior
vice president.

But if an agency can prove it has taken the necessary steps to avoid operational
outages, a subsequent outage could qualify as a declarable disaster, Allen said.

To enroll in the disaster recovery program, agencies must submit information to
Comdisco about their operating system platforms and year 2000 test validation plans. In
addition, they must execute all year 2000 test plans by Nov. 1 and show proof of

Contact Comdisco at 800-272-9792 or visit the company’s Web site at

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