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The Year 2000 Problem: Issues and Implications

April 1997 Technical Report
Dennis B. Smith, Hausi A. Muller (University of Victoria), Scott R. Tilley (Florida Institute of Technoloy)

This report outlines the basic issues of the so-called "Year 2000" (Y2K) problem and discusses some of its implications.

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This report describes what one team did to successfully install a software testing process in an organization.

CMU/SEI Report Number

CMU/SEI-97-TR-002

Abstract

A lot of attention has recently focused on the possibility that a great deal of software will fail at the turn of the century because of the way dates are stored and processed by computer programs. Attitudes range from alarmist to unconcerned regarding the magnitude and implications of the problem. This report outlines the basic issues of the so-called "Year 2000" (Y2K) problem and discusses some of its implications.