Re: Open-source NHS IT project
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However there is a lack of Open Source professionals in the market. Most of the IT professionals i know struggle with windows let alone Linux or anything else.
The cost of training and finding people qualified to provide administration and support would be more expensive than the licensing for proprietary software IMO.
Also the security concerns are great due to HIPAA and though Linux is more secure out of the box, the controls for Desktop environments, Kiosk style lock downs etc require greater skill and experience from the administrator.
Sadly Windows has its place as far as a Desktop Environment is concerned, as far as Servers are concerned alot of NHS establishments run Linux/Unix already.
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