Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Saturday May 26, 2012

Windows XP Costs 5x More to Manage Than Windows 7

Microsoft is switching its tactics in an effort to get businesses to make a switch over to Windows 7 from the aging Windows XP. Instead of pressing the issue of security (which they are still pushing), the company is now targeting the bottom line of a business still running 11 year old software.

The magic milestone is after the three-year mark, when "costs begin to accelerate" because of additional IT and help desk time, and increased user downtime due to more security woes and time spent rebooting, said IDC.