Daylight Savings Time – Spring Forward Two Weeks Earlier This Year

Pursuant to the Energy Policy Act of 2005, Daylight Savings Time for the United States has been extended by a total of 4 weeks this year. The annual time change will begin at 2:00 AM Sunday March 11th, three weeks earlier than in past years and ending one week later than normal, on the first Sunday in November.

Due to this change, all systems need to be patched with software updates that specifically address this change. Patches are needed on each workstation running XP, every server running nt/win2000/win2003 server, Exchange, and Domino, along with some cell phones and PDA's.

For Dependable Computer Guys customers using our Internet Data Center, rest assured that any systems that will be affected are being upgraded, and these upgrades will be completed prior to the March 11th event.

Keep in mind that if nothing is done, for a 2 week period in March and again in the fall, folks will have appointments off by 1 hour and mail routing will appear to be delayed for some users.


About Brent Whitfield

Brent Whitfield is CEO of DCG Technical Solutions, Inc., which provides IT Support in the Los Angeles area since 1993. DCG exists to help our clients choose, implement, and manage IT and cloud solutions that are cost effective and reliable. DCG's pro-active approach to IT is ideally suited for companies who depend on reliable IT infrastructure, but don't want to spend a lot of money to keep it that way. DCG was recognized among the Top 10 Fastest Growing MSPs in North America by MSP Mentor. Brent has been featured in Fast Company, CNBC, Network Computing, Reuters, and Yahoo Business.


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