Businesses delay Vista plans until 2009

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by thai bear, Nov 29, 2007.

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    thai bear Guest

    thai bear, Nov 29, 2007
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    thai bear Guest

    Businesses remain unconvinced about the benefits of moving to Microsoft's
    Windows Vista operating system and most are delaying any plans to upgrade
    until 2009 at the earliest.

    One year after the business launch of Vista, only one of's
    12-strong CIO Jury IT user panel said they had plans to move to the new OS
    in 2008.

    Most plan to stick with the stability of Windows XP and implement Service
    Pack 3 for that OS before they even start thinking about Vista.

    Adrian Hughes, head of IS for insurance company Amlin, said: "We are
    sticking with XP and look to take XP SP3 in 2009. Vista not until 2011,
    unless there is a good reason to migrate, by which time the next OS may be
    out so we would then skip a generation."

    The Maritime & Coastguard Agency isn't planning to upgrade to Vista for two
    to three years.
    thai bear, Nov 29, 2007
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  3. The point is, they will be deploying Windows, not Linux and they will be
    deploying Vista, so its a win-win for Microsoft either way. This typical of
    most coporate deployments.
    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin], Nov 29, 2007
  4. Wow. you can cut and paste news articles. Did you learn that in class
    yesterday? Just FYI. Mommy should be proud of her little mental retard of
    a son.

    Just FYI
    Knudsen Knutsack, Nov 29, 2007
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    ray Guest

    I believe you overstate the problem. There are evidently a number of folks
    using vista quite comfortably.
    ray, Nov 29, 2007
  6. "only dumb people like vista"
    And yet another of your generalizations.
    You simply can not comprehend the FACT others successfully use what
    you fail with.

    Your inability to use Windows Vista has no bearing on the FACT many
    are able to successfully use windows.

    Your generalizations describe yourself more than anyone else.
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Nov 29, 2007
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    Charlie Tame Guest

    No, the point is they are keeping their options open, until Microsoft
    get the check nothing is certain, and it may have been typical until now
    but that also is not guaranteed. No organization can guarantee what
    circumstances they will find themselves in a year from now. Plans do not
    always work out.

    Why you remain unconcerned about the fact that competition is becoming
    more and more capable, a fact that Microsoft themselves appear to be
    concerned about but seem unable to identify the cause of, is quite

    Pride often comes before a fall, an old saying but nonetheless true.

    The single most important thing any business portrays to it's clients is
    attitude. Enough said.
    Charlie Tame, Nov 29, 2007
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    xfile Guest

    Well said. In fact, you are the one who really cares about MS.

    Andre is the kind of person who will bring down a company.
    xfile, Nov 29, 2007
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    xfile Guest

    The point is, they will be deploying Windows, not Linux and they will be
    Read that again. So, you are writing "unbiased" reviews?
    xfile, Nov 29, 2007
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    xfile Guest

    As a last note,

    I mentioned in another thread that I never thought people are stupid - I
    meant it.

    Whenever I came to this newsgroup, I always have a thought about if people
    know how big the world really is and how many talents and wise person out
    there? I don't know either but I know it's more than my tiny brain can

    People are not stupid. Stupid people are those who think so.

    Best wishes for bye for now.
    xfile, Nov 30, 2007
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    Charlie Tame Guest

    I care about the jobs of thousands of people who work there sure, may
    sound a bit old and cliched but there are some things that only
    Governments and big corporations can afford to do and we all need to
    move forward - better Microsoft than any Government - but I think some
    at Microsoft should lose their jobs, the totally counter productive
    ones, and the same applies to Governments.

    You can't keep on denying problems and living on past successes, nobody
    can to that.

    Things change - how often you hear it said in these groups that all it
    needs is new hardware, minimal investment etc etc. Problem is there are
    an increasing number of people who can afford NO investment, and the US
    appears to me to be heading toward a recession. It is not going to get
    dramatically better any time soon.

    So you are running a business with customers, even some very big ones,
    watching expenditure very carefully, you are selling things that have
    perfectly viable but FREE alternatives. There are physical limits to how
    much farther your technology can be pushed and limits to what "Extra"
    you can provide over what the other guy is offering. The technology
    already out in the market can supply more than 90% of customer needs.

    Is this a good time to get arrogant with customers and try to tell them
    what they can and cannot do? Is it a good time to say to your
    prospective purchaser "Our product is fine, you must be a cheapskate or
    a dumbass"???

    I think not :)

    Competition is not only good it is essential, both the proprietary
    market and the open source communities can exist - probably both
    innovate better if the competition was more "Friendly" and less about
    litigation - from which only lawyers make money - and in the end if one
    side needs a kick in the backside so be it :)
    Charlie Tame, Nov 30, 2007
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    xfile Guest

    I agree with everything you said especially,
    Andrew Grove, one of my role models even he is not the richest, once said:
    Only the Paranoid Survive.

    Take care and I am leaving the newsgroup for now.

    xfile, Nov 30, 2007
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