ND, Saint Mary's survive Y2K
By ANNE MARIE MATTINGLY
Associate News Editor
Notre Dame and Saint Mary's computer systems encountered no serious Y2K-related problems, according to Michael Favorite, associate director for Y2K compliance and Saint Mary's director of Information Technology Joel Cooper.
"We're very pleased with how it went. We were here at midnight … [but] we didn't have to go into any of our contingency plans," said Favorite. "Systems are up and running well. We've received no reports of failures."
Cooper indicated similar success at Saint Mary's.
"I watched as it happened and the rollover went just fine. No issues, no surprises, no problems," he said. "We are registering students, processing financial information, running payroll, heating buildings, and generally operating normally."
Notre Dame's Office of Information Technologies (OIT) director of Coordinator Services Michael Langthorne indicated that all members of OIT staff were on duty Jan. 1 and that a team spent the critical midnight hour in the Computing Center and Mathematics Building.
Cooper indicated that several Saint Mary's staffers were on duty while others remained on call.
A few minor Y2K-related problems have been reported at Notre Dame, Langthorne said, but all have been easily fixed.
"All critical services were up and running, We've seen very few problems … The problems we've seen have taken only minutes to correct," he said. "Small things may pop up over the next couple of weeks … but everything [appears] to be fairly straightforward to fix."
Favorite attributed the successful turnover to the student, faculty and staff preparedness and cooperation.
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