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Dealing with dates: solutions for the Year 2000

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1 Author(s)
Martin, R.A. ; Mitre Corp., Bedford, MA, USA

The Year 2000 problem is real, though we still don't have a true sense of how extensive it really is. Studies to define the scope of the problem and the costs to fix it have produced widely varying results, causing confusion and concern. It has caught the media's attention and the public's imagination, and it has stimulated aggressive vendor response. Approaches for resolving the problem and managing the risks have tended to focus on how particular tools and vendors can help. The author first discusses the concepts, terminology, and individual aspects of a Y2K effort, then defines a process that an organization can use to address its own Y2K challenge in a forthright and level-headed manner

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Computer  (Volume:30 ,  Issue: 3 )