Public Health Agency gets a case of hide-the-bad-IT syndrome

rx.jpegThe Canadian Press managed to get a report from last year which reveals the Public Health Agency in charge of dealing with epidemics spent more than a month fighting a worm that eventually knocked out 1,308 or 80 per cent of work stations in three cities. The whole incident needed 50 technicians to deal with it.

“The attack is estimated to have cost the agency up to $1.5-million, including down time for employees made idle by their ailing work stations,” the story says. Because there’s just nothing you can do about life-threatening things like SARS if you can’t check your e-mail.

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