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NHS slow to react as Windows XP support nears the end

Many UK NHS Trusts are at risk of missing the extended cut-off deadline for Windows XP support in April 2015, according to the results of several Freedom of Information requests by software firm Citrix. Although the government acquired a support extension, the FOI request found that the trusts have been slow to make the …
John Leyden, 03 Nov 2014

YES: Scotland declares independence ... from the dot co dot uk empire

Scotland has shaken off the shackles of its English oppressors by ditching the vicious Sassenach web address system – and replacing it with a homegrown one. Anyone living in the People's Republic of Salmond can now manually secede from their Tory overlords in Westminster by choosing a new .scot suffix. Previously, the coddled …
Team Register, 15 Jul 2014

English reseller scoops ENTIRE NHS Scotland software gig

Trustmarque has scooped a software and services contract with the NHS National Services Scotland in a framework estimated to be worth north of £20m. Under the terms of the deal, all health trusts in the country can buy software and software asset management services from the York-based reseller. Mark Garrity, regional sales …
Paul Kunert, 28 Jun 2012
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Windows 7 overruns NHS Scotland

NHS Scotland has snubbed open source alternatives to re-engage with Microsoft after signing an Enterprise Agreement covering the deployment of Windows 7 on nearly 100,000 desktops. The three year contract penned this summer is estimated to be worth around £5m in total with 17 of the 22 health boards in Scotland signing up. The …
Paul Kunert, 08 Oct 2012

THOUSANDS of UK.gov Win XP PCs to face April hacker storm... including boxes at TAXMAN, NHS

Thousands of PCs at Britain’s biggest public sector bodies will miss Microsoft’s April deadline to abandon Windows XP before open season for hackers begins. HMRC and the NHS in England and Scotland will still be running thousands of systems using Windows XP after Microsoft turns off the support lifeline on 8 April. HMRC has 85, …
Gavin Clarke, 14 Jan 2014
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Capita and Updata ink £325m Scottish PSN deal

Capita and Updata Infrastructure UK pipped BT and a joint bidding team from Vodafone and Virgin Media to scoop up the mega Scottish Wide Area Networking (SWAN) framework gig. The nine-year contract, valued at £325m, involves building and running a public sector network to be accessed by up to 4,600 sites in the country, …
Paul Kunert, 17 Feb 2014
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NHS Scotland pools budget for Microsoft savings

NHS National Services Scotland forecasts it will save up to £8m over three years from a new procurement deal with Microsoft The deal, effective immediately, will standardise the procurement of software licences for 75,000 desktops and mobile computers in all of Scotland's 14 health boards and seven specialist centres. The …
Kablenet, 30 Oct 2006
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Scottish NHS data safeguarded by bizarre questionnaire

Scottish Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon has welcomed new rules to tighten up security around patient records in Scotland. This follows the discovery of confidential details about patients and their treatment in two separate – and derelict - hospital premises. In July, records turned up at the Law hospital in Carluke, …
Jane Fae Ozimek, 09 Oct 2008
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Scotland's emergency care summary springs to life

Scotland has gone live with its Emergency Care Summary (ECS) for every patient. All 14 NHS boards went live with the system run by Atos Origin this summer following a successful pilot, Scottish health minister Andy Kerr has announced. He said the ECS will contain important basic information such as name, date of birth, …
Kablenet, 01 Sep 2006
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Microsoft says Scottish NHS must curb IT spend

Scotland's Health Service is wasting money by buying its IT infrastructure in small pieces, rather than signing one mega-deal that would reduce its costs, according to Gordon McKenzie, Microsoft's ex-sales director for Scotland. He slammed Scottish authorities, saying that there was no plan for convergence of systems within the …
Lucy Sherriff, 05 Jan 2005

Canonical to Windows XP cliff-clingers: Ubuntu safety net's ready... now jump

The 25th of October is an auspicious date on the Microsoft calendar. It's not just the date Redmond intends to release Windows 8; it's also the same date that Microsoft released Windows XP, back in 2001. Here's another big date, only slightly more ominous: 8 April, 2014. That's when, if you're still running Windows XP, you had …
Gavin Clarke, 18 Oct 2012