What have humour and insurance software got in common? Not much. But last week saw Intech Solutions win the IT support contract for Comic Relief.

According to the press release: "The appointment comes after Intech were able to demonstrate they had a rapid response support solution that could underpin a broad range of network experience already available on site."

As punchlines go, not that inspiring. Backchat, however, would like to add his own comic relief. How many IT staff does it take to change a light bulb? Around 500, with ancillary support staff, a budget of roughly £50m with a rolling contract to be renegotiated every three months with the possibility of mothballing it after five years.