Friday, November 26, 2004

Windows XP Upgrade Shuts Down 60,000 Desktops

Benefits system hit by IT chaos

80,000 staff affected in latest computer failure

Kevin Maguire
Friday November 26, 2004
The Guardian

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 and reverting to writing out giro cheques by hand in the latest blow to a hi-tech Whitehall revolution.

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