The millennium problem may be characterised as a deep, but narrow problem - it reaches great depths, but only in a few areas of a business, its systems. By contrast, the euro is a wide one, touching all areas of a business but going to little depth in most. Similarly, the Y2K issue can be solved by a single requirement - make all year dates four digit, but questions raised by the euro have many solutions. Thirdly, the millennium problem (really) only happens once; euro 'events' happen continuously from 1 January 1999, to whenever the UK finally abolishes Sterling (even if it never does!).
The paper will explore some of the following issues: