There was a
police lockout on Tuesday afternoon. The police were locked
out of their IBM supplied computers when a component of
INCIS failed, Labour police spokesperson George Hawkins
"The Police Master Security Server went down. It
meant police officers were unable to log on - the computer
didn't recognise their passwords.
"Officers who were
already logged in were asked to leave their terminals
switched on, and to handover to the next user.
completely negated the reason for having a security system
in the first place.
"Stage one of INCIS, which is all the
police have ended up with after spending well over $100
million, offers none of the 'bells and whistles' that police
were promised. But even this basic system is already falling
"Ironically, it is IBM, which the Government is
taking to court, that has had to come in and to try and sort
out the problems," George Hawkins said.
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