November 12, 2012
Inside Team Romney's whale of an IT meltdown

Fascinating look Inside Team Romney’s whale of an IT meltdown, via my buddy Staticred.

Instead, volunteers couldn’t get the system to work from the field in many states—in some cases because they had been given the wrong login information. The system crashed repeatedly. At one point, the network connection to the Romney campaign’s headquarters went down because Internet provider Comcast reportedly thought the traffic was caused by a denial of service attack.

Sounds like a cluster-fuck of presidential proportions (pun intended), but also one that could have been avoided with more time, testing, and all the other things that IT people ask for but rarely get.

Posted by Arcterex at November 12, 2012 10:32 AM