How the Internet reduced Y2K damages

The Y2K problem was the first major international crisis to occur after the Internet was widely deployed. The article discusses some of the reasons why the Internet helped reduce the damages from what could have been a serious disaster. Before deployment of the Internet, risk management practices were slow, inefficient, and library-dependent. Information and data about specific issues had to be pulled from libraries or other available sources. The Internet, however, made feasible the notion of pushing or broadcasting information to a wide audience. Some large companies, as well as some energetic individuals, quickly gathered the latest information, and used such vehicles as e-mail and user lists to disseminate critical Y2K data quickly and effectively. The article also discusses hazardous date patterns, and lists upcoming dangerous dates for software applications.
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