These Re: (Score:2) by jez9999 ( 618189 ) writes: It's gone this way for as long as it has because like everything else in the NHS, the budget has been cut Think of the monies! (Score:1) by sys64764 ( 1109873 ) writes: Good tactic from the MS marketing guys to drop this in the news and get them to sign faster without But where do you begin when you want to start an e-commerce site, and how do you create one that customers will trust enough to buy from? Are UKIP right about vast waste in middle management?
UK government agencies (which includes the NHS, 3rd biggest employer in the world and has about 500,000 systems running XP) run Windows XP professional, the replacement for Windows 2000. 0 2 Specially when you will lose a lot of productivity during that learning change... But I used to work for a very large, well known UK bank and I assure you that I all the tools at my disposal to upgrade 1000's of desktops over Buried. http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2406304/windows-xp-government-support-deal-ends-leaving-pcs-open-to-attack
No.Thirdly, a lot of the money is going on the stupid PFI contracts which bleed money away from clinical services and go to de Support? (Score:2) by RobinH ( 124750 ) The UK gov outsourced all its IT to Big-Name-and-Big-Billing suppliers, and got rid of its own IT-literate employees. We still use many ancient inventions. Re: (Score:2) by Luckyo ( 1726890 ) writes: XP SP2 changed so much, it was effectively a new OS by the time it came out if you want to go down
The current support agreement ended in April 2015." The government said that most departments have made the move, or are doing so, although it acknowledged that some may still have to Windows Xp Support End Date Extended My government agency is also paying these fees for some legacy systems running on 2003. The service said ending the support meant “weaknesses that are found in unsupported products will remain unpatched and will be exploitable by relatively low-skilled attackers”. Oz gummint's 'open government' strategy arrives at last Sponsored links Sign up to The Register to receive newsletters and alerts Follow us More content Subscribe to newsletter Top 20 stories Week’s
no one is forcing them to continue to use ancient software. This is just poor planning. Windows NT5 was 2000. They knew it was coming for years, but waited until ltwo weeks ago to do it. 3 years ago, they bought us new computers licensed with W7, but immediately re-imaged us
Non-issue is not an issue. =) 0 2 years ago Reply volvoV70guy Because developers = tech support? http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2409975/uk-government-has-ended-windows-xp-support-payments The agreement is worth £5.548 million, and covers 'critical' and 'important' security updates for Windows XP, as well as Office 2003 and Exchange 2003, which also go out of support next Nhs Windows Xp But that did not happen. Why not just show people how to Use Win8? Offer the benefits! 0 2 years ago Reply r4v Someone should be fired for this.
It's these ancilliary applications and the vast amount of testing and remediation required that make upgrade projects so costly. 50% of most of the time and cost in IT is testing. It's a factor of over a decade of spending on anything other than IT because managers don't see the value of IT, so yes, there have been huge problems introduced. The Crown Commercial Service bought a year’s extension of support, which includes security updates crucial for keeping hackers at bay, for £5.5m last year to give government departments 12 months to Lots of new PC games now require Vista or later.In internet years, XP's release was in ancient times.
They have consistently portrayed the situation as being one of support ending last April. And the tories slashed the budget, so all that's left can just about cover the new thing the new regulation requires. They have the money for that. However, a blog post from the government has now confirmed that the decision was taken not to extend the contract as technology leaders in government had been given plenty of time
Its not mickeys fault. Microsoft and most of the rest of the world have long since moved on. It is *nothing* like you upgrading your home computer, and it is *nothing* like you people citing upgrades happening in companies with 2,000 employees - single buildings or offices among many house
Then after the support is up and you know the response will be hampered make your move. There may be more comments in this discussion. It's the supplier's fault.Something you didn't pay for fucks up? but can you actually tell the difference?
And they just sat on their asses and now they're spending 5.5 million more than they would have if they had got to it earlier. By contrast, 14% were on Windows 7 and 1% on Windows 8. good - waste of money. (Score:1) by Anonymous Coward writes: Simple answer is just too remove all the pc's from the internet. Related Links Top of the: day, week, month. 2837 commentsDonald Trump Wins US Presidency 1116 commentsVC, Entrepreneur Says Basic Income Would Work Even If 90% People 'Smoked Pot' and Didn't Work
say the UK government has to upgrade 1 million licenses, at 110£ each (that's largely underestimated if you include costs of labour and time). They must be joking. My company is not as important as MS or .gov.uk and we still have "you must have the servers and workstations running supported versions" in exchange of our SLA for support. Re: (Score:2) by StrangeBrew ( 769203 ) writes: So you try to discredit my scale by substituting in an arbitrary scale of your own?
Re: (Score:2) by Lumpy ( 12016 ) writes: The Surface to Air missiles are programmed via a web interface using Active X controls written in Visual Basic 6. Contrast that with DOS, Windows 3.1, NT and 95. Android Central Connectedly CrackBerry iMore Windows Central Tesla Central VR Heads MrMobile Way out of date London's Metropolitan Police still uses Windows XP Happy anniversary Image for most popular Windows wallpaper At some point you need to either isolate those legacy systems from the rest of the world or upgrade them.
Sounds like they complied with the second part of the contract, which I bolded above. The NHS is a mire of vast depth full of crufty software. It is called Windows 7 and by the way even that is over half a decade old!Why is it Microsofts fault that they bought software with IE 6 specific rendering probably Not subscribed?
Upgrading an infracture such as this is a massive task, one that *did* start a few years ago. Many large enterprises and government agencies assumed that Microsoft would cave and extend support for another year or two. Errr.. 0 2 years ago Reply AlwaysHedged 12 years, unmarred by progress... 0 2 years ago Reply RyanAMG The James Bond movies are all lies :'( 0 2 years ago Reply Your top 5 cloud Data challenges solved The cloud s changing everything, Its transforming IT orgnisations with agility and efficiency like never before, enabling them to realise new IT as a
Photograph: Mark Sykes/Alamy Samuel Gibbs Monday 7 April 2014 15.04 BST Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email View more sharing options Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Share on Good decision (Score:2) by goarilla ( 908067 ) writes: Now take that 5.5 million and replace your old machines and software. The CCS made it plain at the time that it would not renew the deal, and urged all departments to ensure that they migrated in time. “It is important to note Close Close Slashdot Working...
MS is under no obligation to support anything indefinitely. Only a few XPs left now. 0 2 years ago Reply Darren Walsh But it couldn't have took 2 years to do that!! We have been in touch with Microsoft to clairify this. I'm very impressed .:D Re:Maybe they will move to court instead? (Score:5, Informative) by johnw ( 3725 ) writes: on Thursday April 30, 2015 @06:08AM (#49584127) Microsoft hasn't been perfectly open