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What will it take to convince businesses and power users to ditch XP?

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    Hi warakawa and Welcome to EightForums

    You know that a really good question???

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    Eau Claire, WI. USA
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    Windows Dream Edition 32bit

    Many businesses are afraid to upgrade their systems from XP due to a few factors, including:

    Cost/amount of time to back up original data.
    The cost of upgrading massive computer networks to a new operating system.
    The cost of purchasing newer software for the newer computer system.


    Plus, a lot of smaller businesses that probably could afford to upgrade due to having only a few computers probably won't feel the need to have something more powerful, since XP supports everything they are currently using and need.

    For example, there is a GSI Commerce call center here in town, and they have over 2,000 cubicles. Each computer in each cubicle is running Windows XP Professional. Even at a corporate discount, the cost of upgrading over 2,000 computers to Windows 7 Professional would be astronomical.
    Last edited by Benjamin Hall; 09 Oct 2010 at 04:15.
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  3. #13

    I agree with you Ben but at some point in the near future XP support will go away and then they will have to migrate foward
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    Eau Claire, WI. USA
    Posts : 68
    Windows Dream Edition 32bit

    I posted this question on my Facebook status and a friend posted

    The bigger the company...the more it costs to upgrade every desktop/laptop that they have. A big issue is compatibiity with current applications. My company is still standardized on XP and IE 6 and we are a technology company! The main reason is that I interface with a large variety of backend systems that are on a variety of platforms. Once an IT organiztion gets a "gold" standard release that works with everything it will take some really compelling reasons to get them to change

    But yes, I do agree, they will soon have to migrate forward.
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