Reply to post: NHS upgrades antiquated IT systems to Windows 10?

It is 2018 and the NHS is still counting the cost of WannaCry. Carry the 2, + aftermath... um... £92m

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NHS upgrades antiquated IT systems to Windows 10?

The WannaCry attack back in 2017 cost the NHS £92m

Why not pass the costs back onto the software provider?

the attack made the NHS finally bite the bullet and upgrade its antiquated IT systems. A three-year, £150m deal was signed with Microsoft to update systems to Windows 10

That sentence fails the logic test.

with staff gleefully downloading malware and opening phishing emails, according to the report, it sounds as though some training would not go amiss either.’

Blame the staff for the crapware :]

By 2021, more than £250m is expected to be spent on top of the Windows cash”.

A Linux solution running off a read-only device with a hardware dongle for authentication would provide the solution for a fraction of the cost.

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