Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 23 September 2021

Public Accounts Committee

Financial Statement 2020 and Related Matters: HSE (Resumed)

11:00 am

Mr. Paul Reid:

I thank the Deputy. She is right that Windows 7 is a real cause of concern for us in terms of its deployment. There are about 30,000 units across the HSE running Windows 7. I will break them into a few categories. About 12,000 of those are related to our national integrated medical imaging system, NIMIS. Unfortunately, we need to replace NIMIS and, certainly, significantly upgrade before we can take those out of it. There are another 11,500 units which will be taken out by the end of this year as part of the replacement. There are about another 6,400 units which are currently being deployed at the minute and people are migrating some of their own software from the Windows 7 version across to laptops.

In 2019, there were 46,000 units on Windows 7 and 12,000 on Windows 10. In 2021, it is now 30,000 on Windows 7, a reduction of 16,000, and 30,000 on Windows 10. That replacement can be-----


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