Daylight Saving Time (DST) Affects Electronic Devices
Due to the passage of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the begin and end days of daylight saving time in the United States will change this year, beginning at 2 a.m., Sunday, March 11, and ending at 2 a.m., Sunday, November 4, extending DST by about a month.
Why should I care?
This change in DST affects the programs responsible for automatically updating the date and time on electronic devices during daylight saving time. You could experience potential scheduling conflicts because of incorrect time synchronization between devices. For example transaction receipts and other time sensitive data may have incorrect times for the affected time period.
What is affected by this change?
- Mobile Devices (Blackberry)
- E-mail programs (Outlook, etc.)
- Outlook Calendar
- Computer Operating Systems (Windows, Mac, Linux, etc.)