LIVERPOOL CITY COUNCIL UNDER THE ASSISTANT CHIEF EXECUTIVE DAVID MCELHINNEY,(NOW A LDL EMPLOYEE), GAVE AWAY 80% OF ITS SERVICES TO LDL.
BRITISH TELECOM IN RETURN FOR THIS HUGE FREEBEE, INVESTED MILLIONS OF POUNDS IN THE UPDATING AND MAINTENANCE OF LIVERPOOL CITY COUNCIL'S INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.
IF THE COMPUTER A MEMBER OF STAFF IS USING DOES NOT NEED ANY KIND OF REPAIR OR MAINTENANCE IN ANY GIVEN PERIOD OF TIME, LDL WILL STILL CHARGE FOR THE SERVICE.
LIVERPOOL CITY COUNCIL STILL PAY THE LDL STAFF THEIR WAGES AS THEY ARE SECONDED TO THE SERVICE AND THERFORE STILL LIVERPOOL CITY COUNCIL STAFF, YET THEY CHARGE THE COUNCIL FOR THE SERVICES THESE STAFF MEMBERS PROVIDE.
DAVID MCELHINNEY IS CONTINUOUSLY TELLING THE WORLD WHAT A WONDERFUL SERVICE HE PROVIDES, HE CHARGES THE EARTH FOR THESE SERVICES.
NOW THE WHOLE OF THE CITY'S COMPUTER NETWORK HAS BEEN INFECTED WITH A VIRUS THAT WAS NOT FORSEEN BY THE SUPER WONDERFUL IT, SERVICE THAT BT PROVIDE.
CHILDREN AT RISK HAVE THEIR DETAILS INFECTED, THIS COULD IN TURN RESULT IN ESSENTIAL SERVICES NOT BEING DELIVERED TO VULNERABLE CHILDREN IN LIVERPOOL!
THIS ALSO AFFECTS ALL SERVICES WITHIN LIVERPOOL CITY COUNCIL.
BELOW IS REPORT FROM LIVERPOOL DAILY POST ON THE VIRUS.
City council’s IT system hit by new virus
Jan 24 2008 by David Bartlett, Liverpool Daily Post
COMPUTER engineers at Liverpool City Council have spent the last six days battling a virus that infected the authority’s IT system.
Last night a council spokesman apologised to council tax payers if they had not received a prompt response to an inquiry.
It is understood more than 90% of the computer system is now up and running properly again.
The virus first emerged on Thursday, January 17.
A city council spokesman said: “Parts of the council’s IT system were infected by a brand new virus which was so new a fix hadn’t been identified by our anti-virus software manufacturer.
“A team of engineers worked around the clock last week and over the weekend to tackle the problem and prioritise services.
“As a result, our IT network is now almost back to normal.
“We thank customers for their patience and apologise if they have not received a prompt response.”