Network Associates warns that virus writers could disguise their work to look like a Y2K problem
, and says that the date could trigger more problems for viruses.
"If we are unable to confirm that precautions have been taken with regard to the Y2K problem
, we may have to ask those foreign airlines not to enter Japan (during the first few days of the year)," Kawasaki said.
A solution to the Y2K problem
, applicable to all databases, has been developed by Ben-Etzion Yaron at the Department of Computerized Information Systems at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Jerry Poge of the United States Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) admits that, although "the oil and gas industries report substantial progress, risks do remain." 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.
I believe that the hysteria over so-called Y2K problem
with computers is overblown.
Yet business opportunities and business benefits may also derive from the Y2K problem
, if approached properly.
The pharmaceutical industry addressed the Y2K problem
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.
One element of the exercise will focus on the potential impact on world oil supply of computer problems in the first days and weeks of the year 2000 - now widely known as the Y2K problem
or the millennium bug.
For instance, in 1993, the Veterans Administration asked our company to help them with their Y2K problem
. This meant that CTA received one of the first Y2K contracts awarded and was one of the first integrators to develop a track record of performance and recognized methodology in Y2K.
* Developing and implementing a public education campaign to ensure that everyone knows what the Y2K problem
is and what the strategy is for dealing with it.
The Y2K problem
presents special challenges to servicers.