Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (165)

Alan Kelly

Question:

165. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if his Department will not be forced to pay additional premium payments to a company (details supplied) once support for an operating system expires in January 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44731/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

On 14th January 2020 the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform will have 398 personal computing devices running Microsoft Windows 7 operating system. Provisions are being made to put in place Microsoft Windows 7 extended support for these personal computing devices at a cost of €19,306 to ensure they continue to receive security updates and patches to protect against malware attack. Plans are in place to upgrade all Microsoft Windows 7 personal computing devices to Microsoft Windows 10 by the end of 2020.