October 16, 2001
Windows XP launch - home run or base hit?
Author: JT Smith
Kelly McNeill writes: "Sure, there will always be the early adopters and those who expect to cut their IT support costs by jumping on the Microsoft OS bandwagon, but it's the CFOs that sign the checks. It is these individuals who are most aware of the uncertain economic conditions that their companies face. Because of the current climate, it is commonly expected that IT department budgets will be cut significantly, and employees will be asked to do more with less. It has been suggested that many IT departments will not be upgrading their computers with Microsoft's latest, but instead will try to remain productive using the existing operating system."