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ARCHIVED - A Guide to Effective Business Continuity in Support of the Year 2000 Challenge

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8.0  Concluding Remarks

8.1 Next Steps

This guide is only one of the methods used in increasing the government's capability of addressing the Year 2000 challenge and ensuring the continuance of its business mission-critical functions. The purpose of the guide is to encourage departments to implement a business continuity process within their organization. This document provides a framework that identifies the minimum set of activities that should be performed. Each department should now tailor the steps found herein and implement a business continuity process within their Year 2000 initiatives.

At the government level, TBS will now be in a better position to ensure that the government is ready to face the potential crises related to the Year 2000 problem and to assist departments in resolving horizontal issues and risks.

8.2 Conclusion

Implementing industry best practices such as those described in this guide offers departments an opportunity to embrace proven solutions which will enhance their ability to manage and deliver their Year 2000 projects while solving one of the government's biggest problems.


(1) There is also a related issue about leap year processing from the "extra" leap year for Feb. 29, 2000. [Return]

(2) Braiter/Westcott report on Year 2000 Readiness, February 1998. [Return]