BBC laptop losses near half a million dollars

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BBC laptop losses near half a million dollars

195 laptops lost last year.

The BBC had 195 laptops, 61 mobiles and 22 tablets stolen last year.

Following a Freedom of Information (FOI) request by Veracode, it was revealed that the BBC has lost 785 tablets, laptops and mobiles in the last three years, including 399 laptop computers, 39 tablets and 347 mobile devices, which were reported either lost or stolen since 2010.

The BBC revealed the average cost for each laptop and tablet was £1,500 ($A2188) and between £100 ($A146) to £300 ($A438) per mobile.

That put the cost of replacing the laptops for last year alone at £292,500 ($A426,896).

Also last year, the BBC had lost 57 mobiles, 11 laptops and four tablets.

In 2010 and 2009, the BBC lost laptops and devices worth more than £240,000 according to a FOI documents obtained by security firm Absolute Software. 

The equipment  was leased to the BBC which said the cost covered leasing service and support charges.

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