DIA asks IT providers to test for daylight saving changes

Extended daylight savings period requires action from IT

The Department of Internal Affairs is asking IT suppliers to test their systems for changes to daylight savings time ahead of their implementation on September 30.

Deputy Secretary Keith Manch says the department will follow up with a reminder to the regulators of key sectors affected by the changes, such as health and banking, recommending that they too contact IT providers about any changes to programs or testing that might be required.

Changes to daylight saving time were announced by the Minister of Internal Affairs, Rick Barker, in April. The changes extend daylight saving to 27 weeks starting on the last Sunday in September and ending on Sunday, 6 April, 2008.

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