Skip the election site: excellent usability but not enough bandwidth. – Macitynet.it
The image of the website of the Ministry of Interior has been designed and created completely on the Mac platform, taking into account all the rules of usability. The site display is practically identical on both Mac and PC platform, both with Browser Explorer and Netscape. This highlights that it is simple to be compatible with the whole world of personal computers using a Mac computer, as Apple has recently pointed out, and this without creating discrimination.
In the afternoon of yesterday, the polling stations scrutinized the ballot papers of the administrative elections and only towards evening the Ministry of the Interior could therefore begin to provide data, even on its website www.mininterno.it … at least in the intentions. But sometimes a make-up is not enough (although successful) to make a site work properly, in fact, probably given the high number of accesses (predictable), from sunset to late night those who wanted to know the real votes (not the polls) could save themselves the trouble of typing http : //cedweb.mininterno.it: 8888 / that the section dedicated to the election results, result? Unattainable. Just at the peak moment, Minister Scajola's servers left Italian citizens who wanted to know who won and lost for the race to their town hall dry-mouthed.
For the record, as the indispensable NetCraft tells us, the site is technically based on an AIX commercial system (all from IBM) with Lotus-Domino 4.6.3 which meditates at the Farnesina and other ministries (in particular that of the minister Lucio Stanca, ex dean of the Italian IBM) who are about to sign multimillion dollar contracts with software companies for the computerized management of the PA (including the breezy idea of a final electronic vote through the digitized identity card), currently on the side of the efficiency of the band the results are rather poor.