It’s Y2K All Over Again? Daylight Savings Time Poses IT Issues

New energy conservation regulations mean that daylight savings time will start three weeks earlier in the U.S. this year, posing a "mini-Y2K" problem for multinational corporations in any industry. According to a new study by Forrester analysts Ray Wang and Jeffrey Hammond, the time change will result in one day each month being 25 hours long, and another 23 hours long, wreaking havoc for time tracking. IT platforms with built-in systems designed to account for traditional daylight savings time, will also be at risk.  Given that Y2K concerns were so overblown, the authors worry that companies may neglect to protect their networks from Daylight Savings Time 2007 issues. To access the study, click here (registration required)