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Music downloads crash NHS system

Queen Mother Hospital offline for two days

The IT system at a hospital in Kent was down for two days because it had been overwhelmed by staff downloading music for their digital music players, according to reports.

It appears computers at the Queen Mother Hospital in Margate had been used to store multimedia assets for the device, according to Contractor UK.

The hospital's system wasn't built to handle the traffic, so the server crashed and took the Windows PCs down with it.

Staff then had to use hand-written back-up notes to look after patients. They have now been told that in future any music or other multimedia files will be deleted.

This story first appeared on Macworld.co.uk


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