As a 23-year veteran of the computer industry and a person who wrote many lines of COBOL code that contained the Y2K problem
, I know this bug will continue to affect the world.
As you read this, the famous (or infamous) Y2K problem
will be assumed by many to have come and gone.
Thus, another hotly contested issue in the Y2K sue-and-labor lawsuits will be whether any "covered property" was subject to "direct physical loss or damage" due to a Y2K problem
One of the free tools available in advance of the January 1, 2000 date change is the Rapid Response Management Software to help companies control damage and quickly commence a recovery process should they experience a Y2K problem
However, delays in scheduling a repair mission combined with a looming Y2K problem
, could turn a brief break into a lengthy interlude.
However, 59 percent were "somewhat/very concerned" about the Y2K problem
, and, 59 percent also believed that "equipment with computers will fail.
Consider the task facing a medium-sized chemical company, which typically has 8,000 computer programs with 12 million lines of code, according to Dennis Grabow, who has written on the Y2K problem
for Chemical Engineering magazine.
There are in fact several major Y2K problem
classes involving: two-digit years, embedded dates, embedded logic, embedded systems, leap-year calculations, register rollovers, and millennium viruses.
It carries analysis and descriptions of a variety of legal challanges that may arise from a Y2K problem
, including losses, claims and insurance.
As trading in newly listed stocks usually increases sharply, the Y2K problem
, if any, could damage investor trust in the securities industry, the officials said.
The CSB was created to investigate and prevent accidents, which include those due to the Y2K problem
, but the EPA continues to perform inspections and coordinate emergency planning.
HOPEFULLY, YOUR ORGANIZATION HAS HEEDED THE DANGERS of the Y2K problem
and is now taking the proper steps to become Y2K compliant before January 1.