Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (994, 995)

Alan Kelly

Question:

994. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of computers in her Department that still use an operating system (details supplied) in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44705/19]

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Alan Kelly

Question:

995. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if her 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 she will make a statement on the matter. [44721/19]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 994 and 995 together.

There are two computers in my Department utilising the operating system the Deputy has enquired about.

These computers are currently carrying out dedicated tasks in relation to the Department's telephone systems. They are not on the Department's network.

These computers will no longer be required to carry out these tasks from January 2020. Therefore support for their specific operating system will no longer be required.