Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (165)

Alan Kelly


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.