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Y2K bug bites Europe

Europe feels the millennium bug's bite as U.K. firms score low on compliance and decreased computer and software sales cause a slump in European technology stocks.

 

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Europe feels the millennium bug's bite as U.K. firms score low on compliance and decreased computer and software sales cause a slump in European technology stocks.

"We are probably now beginning to see the effect of the Y2K problem on PC purchases [in the United Kingdom] by corporate buyers."

- Jeremy Davies, senior partner at Context

 


One in three U.K. firms already bitten by Y2K bug
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Y2K concerns cause drop in U.K. business PC sales
Third-quarter sales of personal computers for business use in the U.K. are down 13 percent due to concern over potential problems with the Year 2000 transition.

Y2K hype hammers at Europe's tech stocks
Fears that Y2K issues will impair information technology spending deals a sharp blow to European tech shares today, but major investors say the sector's prospects are undimmed.