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GOVT ISSUES GUIDANCE ON DEFUSING MILLENNIUM TIMEBOMB

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A set of guides for businesses on how to avoid the millennium 'time bomb' when computer systems not programmed for ...
A set of guides for businesses on how to avoid the millennium 'time bomb' when computer systems not programmed for dates after 1999 could cause widespread chaos, will be published by the government today.

Reported in the Financial Times (p6), up to 80% of computers and software will not be able to deal with the date change causing many systems to fail.

It was the 'biggest challenge to face private and public sector organisations over the next few years', said the Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency.

The guides, called Tackling the Year 2000, cover every aspect of starting, managing and implementing systems to cope with the change.
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