IT organizations and the VARs that support them need to be on alert this week for the Y2K-like problems expected to result from changes in the date for the start of daylight savings time (DST).
That according to app dev experts who said most companies should be well into the test phase for the DST patches to their Windows systems, databases and other applications.
Microsoft Corp. and other vendors are doing “a great job” of keeping end users informed of the potential problems, but the patches and advice available aren’t always working on specific applications. Patches and workarounds can break custom applications, data setups and even relatively generic systems, analysts said.
The best thing to do is take systems that could be affected, isolate a server running one or more, and run the clock forward to see what breaks – far enough before the deadline to fix any unexpected problems.
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