Intel has warned the user community against depending on "quick fix" millennium compliance software tools to solve their date conversion problems.
Intel Australia's general manager, David Bolt said there was confusion within the user community, generated to a large extent by companies "setting themselves up as opportunists" and providing millennium conversion tools with limited use in complex enterprise environments.
"Everybody should be wary of people with a magic cure -- it doesn't exist," he said.
"People are being fooled into thinking things are correct when they're not."
Bolt declined to be more specific about the issue, but revealed litigation over millennium conversion issues was a serious concern for the vendor.
Bolt also said the company had received a number of approaches from companies interested in distributing Intel products following the suspension of distributor Electronic Resources Australia (ERA) amidst allegations of product tampering and chip re-marking.
He said Intel had made "no commitments to anybody" over the possible removal of the suspension, which reportedly ERA board members are pushing for within a few months.