Chief IT Officer for City of LA to Employee: Stop Streaming the Olympics at Work
I’m just gonna post this and let you go nuts in the comments section, since the reality is it’s either that or challenge any of the AFSCME Brigade on the port side of Cheddarsphere to explain how this is okay for municipal employees when the folks in the private sector would have been sacked.
And like they’d answer that challenge.
The Olympics are so popular at City Hall that Los Angeles workers are being urged to pull the plug or risk a municipal computer meltdown.
Randi Levin, chief technology officer for California’s largest city, sent an email Tuesday to thousands of city employees, asking them to stop watching the games online at work, according to the Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/OAuDVx ).
“We are experiencing a high volume of traffic due to people watching the Olympics online” and it is affecting city operations, Levin said.
Apparently city employees got the message.
Internet traffic on the city’s computer system had returned to normal Wednesday, said Mark Wolf, an executive officer with the city’s information technology agency.
“It had spiked about 20 percent,” Wolf told The Associated Press. “It was not enough to impact business applications, but it was enough to give us a nudge to see what it was. We looked into it and saw it was attributed to the Olympics video.”