The Health and Safety Executive is warning IT managers that the Millennium Bug may still bite – and that today is a critical one for potential shutdowns.Some date recognition software in computers may not recognise that this is a leap year and may fail.
Years divisible by four are leap years, unless they can be divided by 100. However, years which can be divided by 400 are also leap years. So, 1900 was not a leap year but 2000 is.
Systems managers have been told to be on the look out for problems arising from date discrepancies.