Daylight Saving Time Move Up: The New Y2K?

March 1, 2007

The change to Daylight Saving Time a few weeks early this year has caused some internet buzz including discussions of the myriad of computer related problems that might result.  Fortunately, I still have the  stock pile of bottled water and cases of canned food that I purchased for the impending doom prophesized by the Y2K pundits. I came across an InformationWeek article that I thought put the issue into perspective. 


The change will certainly require some attention from your IT Department and may impact some things you will need to deal with personally.  I have taken the precaution of noting times in the text of my appointments on my Outlook calendar, just to be sure that I am where I need to be at the correct time in March.  I have also reviewed the Microsoft Daylight Saving checklist to be sure that I don’t have any surprises on my personal computer.    


Some employee communications might make the HR department look good.  You might consider sending a reminder to your employees via your company intranet or in a mass email.  It is likely that the early time change may take some by surprise.