Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (84)

Alan Kelly


84. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence 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. [44724/19]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

My Department’s policy is to maintain all operating systems in use with the latest available patches and security updates. In line with this policy, the Department will enter into a contract with Microsoft for Extended Security Updates for desktop computers and laptops still using Windows 7 after the End of Support for this operating system on January 14th 2020. The contract will ensure access to patches and security updates until the migration of all of the Department’s desktop computers and laptops to Windows 10 which is due to be completed in early 2020.