Pension and benefit payments face disruption after what is being described as the biggest computer crash in government history left as many as 80,000 civil servants staring at blank screens…
A routine software upgrade on a small number of PCs last weekend is believed to have gone disastrously wrong when an incompatible system was downloaded on to the whole network.
The punchline: they were experimenting with WinXP on a small number of machines. The outage lasted four days. They had to fly MS consultants in from the US.
FIRED! FIRED! FIRED!