Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (569)

Alan Kelly

Question:

569. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Health the number of computers in his Department that still use an operating system (details supplied) in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44713/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

My Department uses Windows 10 as its standard operating system.

There are currently only 4 devices using the Windows 7 operating system. Two of these are virtual machines running within Windows 10 devices. The other two devices, required for our telephony switch, are not connected to my Department's network.

Device

Purpose

Comment

2 Windows 7 clients

Software required for Telephony Switch

The application currently only runs on Windows 7. This is a shared service provided by another Government Department. My Department is engaging with our colleagues to address this situation before Windows 7 reaches end of support.

2 Windows 7 clients

Virtual Machines used to access bespoke software

The application in question currently only runs on Windows 7. My Department is actively engaging to address this issue before Windows 7 reaches end of support