How An Antiquated IT System Failed Thousands Of Hawaii's Unemployed

Honolulu Civil Beat: The nearly quarter of a million unemployment insurance applications that Hawaii has received during the COVID-19 pandemic are being processed on a government mainframe that was installed in the early 1980s, back when Pac-Man was a cutting-edge video game.

It’s fragile and slow, with technology so obsolete that it predates using a mouse, officials say.

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