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Windows 7: 60% of companies to skip windows 7

14 Jul 2009   #11
akramh

Windows 7 7264x64(main), 7260x86(secendary), XP SP3 Triple Boot
 
 

the economy situation is probably playing a big role in this too. also if something is running fine why change it, for example still many of the banks and airplines use IBM OS/390 operating system that's over 50 years old, with a DOS like interface, but it works for them so why change it... also many banks still run OS/2 on some of the PC Servers, which is an exctint OS lol, never the less it does what it's suppose to, so they keep it running...


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14 Jul 2009   #12
Shockwave

Windows 7 Proffesional
 
 

until there is actually benefits of moving to a newer windows version there is not point then, at least for the larger companies. I work for a large one(55k employees worldwide)

The time to go through all them and then take all the calls in afterwards of people not knowing wtf they are doing on the new OS is enough to deter anyone from moving forward. There is nothing wrong with windows 7, just not worth spending millions of dollars to upgrade to it
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14 Jul 2009   #13
DoubleR

XP, Win_7 64 7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by akramh View Post
only problem is, soon it will be expensive to maintain XP, as microsoft will only give payed support for it..

True But then at this point why would IT departments need MS support for XP? they are maintaining status quo and are experienced with its use. They likely do not need much support.
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14 Jul 2009   #14
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by akramh View Post
...IBM OS/390 operating system that's over 50 years old, with a DOS like interface...
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jon55 View Post
*Have dramatic titles...
*Inaccuracy and ignorance are acceptable, even welcome
Enterprise Systems Architecture/390 is less than 20 years old. IBM OS/390 is 4 or 5 years younger.

I am a way back machine.
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15 Jul 2009   #15
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

The security in XP is so obsolete they can't afford not to upgrade in my opinion.
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15 Jul 2009   #16
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

In India and neighboring countries, 90% of the companies will still use xp no matter what comes their way. The main reason for this is they are very used to XP and doesn't wanna allow any change.
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17 Oct 2009   #17
Carl Forster

Vista Ult 64 bit
 
 
That is a NON issue to support XP....

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by akramh View Post
only problem is, soon it will be expensive to maintain XP, as microsoft will only give payed support for it..
"akramh:171817", I agreed with you earlier post but after an anaylisys of our suituation 115+ users here are the sums as calculated (would appreciate your comments)....

We are currently mixed (XP pro 32bit and Vista Ult 64bit and Vista 32bit PRO) the costs are as follows....
Cost of the WIN7 packs (we will NOT use upgrades reasons you will be aware of) + Upgardes where required + Installation Cost + Training of users + Loss of Productivity + Downtime (24/7 house).
The amount over the 115 system is approx NZ$3000.00 per system/user.

END RESULT out of busines.

Regards Carl
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17 Oct 2009   #18
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Carl Forster View Post
We are currently mixed (XP pro 32bit and Vista Ult 64bit and Vista 32bit PRO) the costs are as follows....
Cost of the WIN7 packs (we will NOT use upgrades reasons you will be aware of) + Upgardes where required + Installation Cost + Training of users + Loss of Productivity + Downtime (24/7 house).
The amount over the 115 system is approx NZ$3000.00 per system/user.

END RESULT out of busines.

Regards Carl
It looks you need some help there. You are telling migrating 115 computers to Seven would cost you about NZ$345 000 (€170 000 or $255 000).

If you are interested, I'm willing to give you an offer of that job. Even if I pay a team from here to there to do the job, you can still save a lot of money and I can make a nice profit.

You are getting some bad and false advice from your consultants. That must be the case; I would not like to think you deliberately gave us wrong figures to make your point.

Sincerely, very sincerely,

Kari
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18 Oct 2009   #19
chuckr

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
If you are interested, I'm willing to give you an offer of that job. Even if I pay a team from here to there to do the job, you can still save a lot of money and I can make a nice profit.

Sincerely, very sincerely,
Kari
Hell,

I can't wait for the Antman's proposal on this one...

Let alone "z3r010"s...

I'd go just for the NZ lamb chops on the barbie, if I had sulfuric's phone number...
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18 Oct 2009   #20
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chuckr View Post
I can't wait for the Antman's proposal on this one...

Let alone "z3r010"s...

I'd go just for the NZ lamb chops on the barbie, if I had sulfuric's phone number...
I would go there myself, if I only had the time. It's over 8 years now from my last visit to the beautiful Kiwiland.

The offer is valid. With those figures there is money to make to both parts.

Kari
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