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IT managers look set to put Windows NT 5.0 rollouts onto the backburner, while they sort out Y2K problems. Nex- year;s timing of the much delayed launch of NT5 was criticised today by attendees at the TMA conference in Brighton. "We won't be advising our customers to upgrade to NT 5.0 until after the Year 2000 crisis is over," said Maurice Jones, managing director of C3 Computer Telephony. "We're not totally sure about it," said Laura Clarke, marketing communciations manager at Systems Integrator K-Net. "There are so many other issue to sort out before users should upgrade to NT 5.0." "NT 5.0 has integrated ATM support, so we've got customers who are very interested but again it is a question of timing. The Year 2000 issue is of increasing importance," added James Dunn, technical director of K-Net. "Migrating to NT 5.0 now would be a great headache," added Jones. "There is also the question of stability. Is NT now stable enough to cope with the demands of large scale networks that want to integrate, say telephony systems too? I doubt it." ® Click here for more stories

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