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Tuesday, 20 November 2007 13:43

Exploring the Legacy of the Year 2000 Efforts

Written by  John Newton & Rex Pattison

The millennium rollover, and events during the first few months of 2000 are no longer a mystery; they're history. We know what has happened, and what hasn't. We know how accurate the predictions were, and how they weren't too accurate. Yes, there may be a few surprises still in store as quarterly and special reports are run, but hopefully by the time you read this, Y2K will be history, and we'll be looking ahead. Now before we wipe the slate clean, and try and forget all the long hours and impossible deadlines, let's explore the likely legacy of that monumental effort.Companies and governments spent billions of dollars and thousands of person-years attempting to protect their organizations from the so-called Millennium Bug. Was it worth it? More to the point, was there an option? In hindsight, critics will abound and the murky vision looking forward will now be a crystal clear