Hospital server crashed by iPods

By Derek Sooman on
Believe it or not, a hospital's IT system was crashed by some iPods! Offline for more than two days, the system was overwhelmed by staff downloading music for their iPods. The download feeding frenzy led to the hospitalís main server crashing, leading to systems that normally provided digital x-rays and patient notes being unavailable. Naturally, this did not go down well.

Staff were reportedly forced to process X-rays using film and resorted to hand-written back-up notes to obtain patient notes.

The downtime drew scorn from one patient who said it was a "disgrace" that "staff sit around downloading music" at the risk of endangering peoplesí health.

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