oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Defusing the millennium bomb
|Article Title||Defusing the millennium bomb|
|© Publisher:||South African Institution Of Civil Engineering (SAICE)|
|Journal||Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese|
|Affiliations||1 Computer Services, Giffels Associates Inc, Michigan|
|Publication Date||Mar 1957|
|Pages||15 - 18|
|Keyword(s)||Computers, New millennium and Scrambling data|
As revellers ring in the new millennium on 1 January 2000, some computers will be scrambling data or grinding to a halt. Here's how one engineering company is preparing to outsmart its computer systems before disaster strikes. What would happen to your organisation if any of the following were to occur: You specified a flowmeter that malfunctioned and your client sued you for lost data? You couldn't pay your employees? Your clients couldn't pay you? Your bank cut off your line of credit because you were considered a risk?
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