New software shifts Y2K date back to the future

New software shifts Y2K date back to the future

Y2K software specialist Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) last week completed a whirlwind national tour with the message that January 1, 2000 is no longer the critical date for completing Y2K projects.

Up until now, year 2000 projects were to be completed by January 1, 2000, but GMT has launched a new software package called Watchdog 2000 which is claimed will revolutionise the way business and government handle their year 2000 projects.

"We have moved the immovable date," said Zoran Fistrovic, GMT Asia-Pacific managing director. "Having Watchdog 2000 installed means the urgency to completely finish your desktop PC Y2K project no longer exists," he said.

Designed to work along side Check 2000, it is described as an "intelligent agent" which actively monitors file activity on PCs and alerts users to potentially non-compliant year 2000 data issues before it can "infect" the business.

Fistrovic claimed that having Watchdog 2000 installed means the end user can check files for their Y2K readiness at any time in the future - and it does not have to be before January 1, 2000.

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