All MPs to be equipped with Windows 10 PCs by this summer
Refresh of devices and software on course to wrap up by the end of July
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A refresh of the computing platforms used by members of parliament is on track to complete by the end of July.
Technology staff at the Houses of Parliament are currently undertaking the Commons Members Hardware Refresh project. According to a written parliamentary answer from Liberal Democrat MP Tom Brake, the scheme will see all members elected at the 2017 general election kitted out with upgraded computing devices.
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“Hardware will be upgraded to more up-to-date kit with Windows 10 deployed, which is faster and more secure,” Brake said. “Combined with the rollout of digital tools such as Office 365, SharePoint and Skype for Business, this means easier collaboration on constituency matters and new ways of working between Westminster and constituency offices and staff.”
Since November last year, the project team has processed “725 orders for new kit”. A total of 438 deployments have been completed so far, and the remainder will take place during the next four months.
“The project is on track to complete by the end of July 2019,” said Brake, who was responding to a written question form Labour MP Rosie Cooper.
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