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As clock ticks, firms worldwide race to beat Y2K

Y2K pressure mounts in the United States and abroad as private and public sector firms scramble to ready their systems for the millennium switch.

 

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Y2K pressure mounts in the United States and abroad as private and public sector firms scramble to ready their systems for the millennium switch.

"Special emphasis should be given to contingency planning and communications issues, given the lack of preparation time remaining."

- Dr. M. Sam Mannan, associate professor of chemical engineering at Texas A&M University

 


Senate warns of small chemical firms' Y2K status
A Senate committee warns emergency officials across the nation to keep an eye on chemical companies, citing an earlier study that looked at those companies' "lack of Y2K readiness."

United States stockpiles overseas Y2K crisis supplies
A U.S. agency says the United States has topped off overseas emergency caches to help cope with crises that could be sparked by the Year 2000 computer glitch.

Russia, U.S. to wait out Y2K together
Ages-ago enemies Russia and the United States will ring in the millennium together, making sure the world survives the Y2K bug.

One in three U.K. firms already bitten by Y2K bug
A survey reports 31 percent of Britain's top 1,000 companies have already been hit by Y2K-related problems.