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The millennium bug: An overhyped IT farce or a genuine business concern facing organisations world-wide?

Doherty, Cathal (2000) The millennium bug: An overhyped IT farce or a genuine business concern facing organisations world-wide? Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

When considering a topic for my 4 year Thesis, I wanted it to be of an interesting nature to me, something which concerns modem business trends while incorporating a suitable subject matter, reflecting that of my European Business/Language degree.

As we find ourselves in the new Millennium, businesses world-wide have become very much accustomed to the so-called "Millennium Bug". Predictions hailed it as, a possible computer nightmare, which would effect everybody. It was assumed by many that..0nce the "99".2 digit circuit built into all computers switched to "00", computers across the globe would go into mass gridlock, creating mayhem and widespread system crashes.

One of the interesting aspects that attracted me to this topic is the fact that I can give a "before and after" picture of the events surrounding the phenomenon, as the dates associated the Y2K problem occur while writing this thesis.

What I hope to achieve in this thesis is to show whether there was any truth or credibility in the "hype" surrounding this issue, whether the billions of dollars spent converting systems was worthwhile and whether any of the predictions actually surfaced or indeed if they may yet occur.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software > Y2K
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software > Y2K

H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD61 Risk Management
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in European Business and Languages
Depositing User: Aisling Gorby
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2010 09:44
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2014 09:06
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/109

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