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To: kinoxi

I use a Mac for personal and professional use, but...I use Microsoft products at work in a Medical Imaging (Radiology) envirionment. This has me worried...we have a huge amount of money invested in Microsoft workstations, servers and software, not to mention the absolute dependence our radiologic viewing (PACS) software has on Internet Explorer.


31 posted on 12/23/2006 6:47:40 PM PST by rlmorel (Islamofacism: It is all fun and games until someone puts an eye out. Or chops off a head.)
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To: rlmorel

You're stuck with the brand name then.


33 posted on 12/23/2006 6:50:00 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: rlmorel

"we have a huge amount of money invested in Microsoft workstations, servers and software, not to mention the absolute dependence our radiologic viewing (PACS) software has on Internet Explorer."

That could be big-time trouble.  Assuming that none of those workstations or servers currently have 'Premium' content on them now, I can think of several ways that it might accidentally get introduced to the network.

  1. An employee brings in a music CD so he can listen while he works.
  2. A new software program is installed that has some sample 'Premium' content which gets played during the intro 'tour' of the product - maybe MS Office (which has tons of multimedia files) or even Vista itself.
  3. An employee's or other user's typo in an url might result in visiting a website that automatically plays 'Premium' content when the page loads.
  4. A new piece of hardware is installed that has some sample 'Premium' content which gets played during the intro 'tour' of the product - a new medical imaging device, video card, sound card, monitor, connecting to external HDTV, etc.
  5. A hacker breaks into the network and uses a server or workstation to store 'Premium' content so he can have access whenever he wants but not have it traced back to him.

And those are just some of the possiblilties.

I wish you luck if your employer upgrades to Vista.

 


77 posted on 12/23/2006 10:41:50 PM PST by RebelTex (Help cure diseases: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1548372/posts)
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To: rlmorel
"not to mention the absolute dependence our radiologic viewing (PACS) software has on Internet Explorer."

That's the dammed truth! Our remote PACS system won't even open on a non IE browser. This is more the fault of the developers of the PACS systems. They need make their systems compatible with other browsers, rather than forcing everyone to use an inherently insecure product.

105 posted on 12/24/2006 9:06:26 AM PST by KoRn
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