With banks well on their way to preparing their computers to deal with the century change, most are turning their attentions to business-risk management, contingency planning, and event preparation.

"Hopefully, banks have got their remediation and testing done," said Mark C. Pomeroy, head of the year-2000 practice group at the Columbus, Ohio, law firm Bricker & Eckler. "Now they should be into contingency planning and looking at details like how many staff they will need on Jan. 1 and what they will do if their providers shut down.

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