A question of trust and technology
A major government department is without e-mail for a week, and technology analyst Bill Thompson wants to know what happened.
"A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how my girlfriend had suffered when her cable modem blew up and she was offline for several days. "
It seems that thousands of civil servants at the UK's Department of Work and Pensions went through the same thing last week. It has emerged that the internal network crashed in a particularly horrible way, depriving staff of e-mail and access to the application software they use to calculate people's benefit and pension entitlement or note changes in personal circumstances.
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Source: BBC Technology News