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FEARS THAT IT IS TOO LATE TO DEFUSE MILLENNIUM BOMB

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A comprehensive survey by software and services company, Cap Gemini, has revealed it is too late now for European a...
A comprehensive survey by software and services company, Cap Gemini, has revealed it is too late now for European and US companies to defuse the millennium bomb in their computers, reports The Financial Times (p1).

The survey urges governments to give up a broad-based approach to the problem and focus their efforts on fixing coputer systems that operate essential services.

The report's pessimistic tone will be backed up tomorrow when Taskforce 2000, the UK pressure group, is expected to report that a quarter of UK government departments and agencies are badly prepared.

Robin Guenier, head of the group, said: 'Governments should treat this issue as an emergency.'
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