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BBC Lose £240k of Technology

The BBC has recently reveled that its staff have lost, or had stolen almost £240,000 worth of laptops, mobile phones and Blackberrys - the communications device, not the fruit!

The BBC have said that over 145 laptops have been stolen or lost, 65 mobile phones and nearly 20 Blackberrys. If this did not seem bad enough, this is only between April 2008 and March 2010.

The computer security firm Absolute Software, have told the BBC that staff needed to be more careful. A BBC spokesman responded saying that the BBC takes theft very seriously.

A total of 19 of the 228 stolen or lost devices have been recovered, leaving the corporation with a final bill of £217,569.

This will leave many asking whether the BBC has tight enough regulations, and if it can bring this alarming figure under control.

However, the BBC is not alone, many other large firms experience costly theft, as a BBC spokesman said that "The portability of laptops and phones means that in any large organisation there is an inevitable risk of theft".

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The corporation are currently implementing measures to reduce the level of crime, and hopes that this figure should start to fall.

Posted By: Christopher (Admin)
Date posted: 10th August 2010

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