12 Sure Ways to Squash the Y2K Bug

If you’re dismissing the Y2K bug as a paranoid exaggeration or somebody else’s problem, you’re taking a big risk. The truth is that the bug could make your life miserable in myriad ways. It could disrupt your inventory records, payroll data, invoicing, databases, vaults and safes, and accounting software. Accounts could be miscalculated or wrongly denoted as past due. Your security alarms, fire and entry systems, phones, e-mail, fax and answering machines, pagers, credit cards, cash registers, time clocks, postage meters, and building systems might malfunction or not even work. And according to Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co., all these disruptions could last for hours, days, or even weeks.Bugged. By now you’re likely familiar with the basics of Y2K, also called the “millennium bug” or “Y2000.” Computer systems and software more than three years old are programmed to read o
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