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Windows 7: Is this the one?

13 Sep 2009   #21
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

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I work for a large company and the IT guys tell me it will be at least until SP1 comes out. We are using XP Pro and still some NT for desktop boxes.

When an IT shop has 100s (or 1,000s) of desktops to take care of, any switch is traumatic. Couple that with learning a "new" GUI, and there's a lot of push back.

Imagine teaching all those people how to use the computer all over again and you see the problem.
Here's where a good instructor or two would make all the difference in the world.
Assuming there exists a 'Training" department, they should be preparing as of last year or so,
around Beta-time.
After all, they're 'professionals'.

Most of 'those people' know how to click a mouse, so they're computer-literate.
Now, they just need to learn 'where' and 'how'.
I'd try to tell 'em 'why'...
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13 Sep 2009   #22
TheSchaft

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

The company I work for has over 140,000 full time employees. I have two systems on my desk, some people have four (all connected to different networks). There are also a lot of contractors who have desk space in the various facilities.

You can see the problem rolling out any change entails, let alone a new OS that looks different and would have to operate with some custom software.
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13 Sep 2009   #23
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

theschaft

You know whay they call rolling out something new? Lifetime job security
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13 Sep 2009   #24
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

I too understand the enormity of upgrading a large corporation - However I also believe that for the majority of users upgrading the OS itself is not a major concern - what concerns users is change to what the use - the applications.

The average corporate user will have many more issues converting from Office 2003 to Office 2007 than from XP to Windows 7 .

The experience of the Beta testers for windows 7 has shown that application or hardware support is not a major issue with Windows 7 and the applications are recognisable running on 7

The people who actually interface with the OS are the more advanced user and they are probably capable of making the change .

The group that are most effected by potential change are the IT departments that have to actually get the system working, and of course have they the most say as to what and when changes.

A lot of IT people I have contact with do not have a desire for change - for some XP is all they have known.

Microsoft has to persuade these people that the change is needed - not the actual users, or the Small Office/home users, (they use the OS on their PC as Shipped), or of course the enthusiasts, they've already made the change*
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13 Sep 2009   #25
TheSchaft

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Nigel -

We are still converting some applications from VAX to PC. There are a not insignificant number of custom applications that only run under NT or XP, so the users will be affected there also.

Further, with that many systems/users, you will get a herd of folks who will call support to find out how to do the most common things involved with just running a program.

Finally, the systems have to be reviewed and approved by the Government for use.

Bottom line - I wouldn't want to be working in IT for my company right now.
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13 Sep 2009   #26
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

My company still uses Windows 98.

Tip   Tip
American Express, please read this and get a life.
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13 Sep 2009   #27
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheSchaft View Post
Nigel -

We are still converting some applications from VAX to PC. There are a not insignificant number of custom applications that only run under NT or XP, so the users will be affected there also.

Further, with that many systems/users, you will get a herd of folks who will call support to find out how to do the most common things involved with just running a program.

Finally, the systems have to be reviewed and approved by the Government for use.

Bottom line - I wouldn't want to be working in IT for my company right now.
I feel their pain Especially as they require official sanction to move forward. There are of course special circumstances that apply to every enterprise system which may effect decisions - what I do see a lot of is department's who delay the progress for reasons other than cost, (hardware software & re-training), or compatibility, and the end user suffers through not having better tools to work with. This can also hold back company efficiency.

I suppose this is just human nature - why create work for yourself when you don't have to
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13 Sep 2009   #28
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

I will say that half or more time spent by Office workers is spent doing nothing...I know many a colleague that could finish what he accomplishes in 8 hrs in less than 3...It is not about creating work for yourself...it is about actually getting some work done. While their sitting there surfing youtube/msn/some joke website/whatever...they could be researching the new Windows OS and learning the changes. Trust me when the company rolls the OS out and your the only one who knows how to use it...the Boss will notice and that is always a good thing
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13 Sep 2009   #29
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

With my luck, Id get all the work while the rest of the office surfed the interwebz...
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13 Sep 2009   #30
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

zid, tews

The most urgent calls I ever got were from the VP's who broke their OS and wanted to surf the net. /Quarterly reports could wait but If their IM was down triple overtime
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