British Government waste "three days of the year" booting up old world computers

uk-parliament computers legacy systems three days a year boot up

A senior government official said that U.K. officials waste three days a year simply start up their aging computers.

The Government's incoming CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER Stephen Kelly has warned that the British Government is stuck in prehistoric times when it comes to technology, and the ' old world ' standards will result in waste of time and money for Whitehall.

London's evening standard reports that Kelly considers plans to drag the Whitehall in the 21st century is "foot", and although the budget cuts have been made, maybe they are in the wrong areas.

I came into the Office and I pressed my PC and it took me seven minutes to start up, commented Kelly.

"It is the Government of the old world, which is three days out of the year I waste my time starting up. I think that the average cost of a year is about £ 6,000. You can go and buy 10 iPads per year. We have not had the confidence to say, ' it is not good enough. " We pay top dollar, with the best credit in the United Kingdom by far, and we'll get the best service. "

Many entrepreneurs seem to take the Government for a ride--and nothing is done about the officials pay £ 57 for a simple PC power cable, while the same brand can be purchased on Amazon for £ 20 and wholesale for £ 8.

Ignorance or laziness, that kind of public expenditure and the maintenance of such legacy IT contracts when officials pester if austerity measures are simply not acceptable.

It sprung to mind a conversation I had with a government official last year. The official said that the Internet entrepreneur system was so complicated that the company often paid up to £ 15,000 less text, change the local Council websites. something that previously designer I know would take only a few minutes.

If the British Government think wasting taxpayers ' money in such a way is an acceptable practice, it is a surprise they are unwilling to shell out for modern computers or maybe some tablets.