Re: This sure beats reading newspapers
Indeed, all the "experts" using this as an excuse to bash the NHS are looking pretty silly right now. Even if the NHS had spent many millions eradicated every single XP machine from every dusty corner of the organisation, it would have made bugger all difference. The real issue here was the speed they didnt apply patches.
They clearly quarantined critical security patches for far to long (2+ months), so if anyone needs to be to blame, it's not the NHS, it's not government funding, it's not some other hidden political agenda, it's solely on who is responsible for timely patch deployment.