Accession Number : ADA325361

Title :   The Year 2000 Problem: Issues and Implications.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INST

Personal Author(s) : Smith, Dennis B. ; Mueller, Hausi A. ; Tilley, Scott R.

PDF Url : ADA325361

Report Date : APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 38

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.

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *COMPUTER FILES, CRISIS MANAGEMENT, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY).

Subject Categories : Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE