BUSINESSWEEK ONLINE : DECEMBER 6, 1999 ISSUE
INTERNATIONAL -- EUROPEAN COVER STORY

The Bug of the Century


Governments and corporations around the globe have spent an estimated $700 
billion to inoculate their systems against Y2K, though glitches are still 
expected. Here are some of the most prominent entities that are--and are 
not--ready.

                 READY                     LAGGING

U.S. GOVERNMENT  National Weather Service  Air-traffic control system
                 Veterans benefits         Medicare system

U.S. INDUSTRY    Financial services        Construction
                 Insurance                 Medical and law practices
                 Pharmaceuticals           Parts suppliers

NATIONS          United States             Japan (parts suppliers)
                 Western Europe            Russia
                 Japan (financial          Eastern Europe
                  services)


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