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InfoWorld: Study: Windows 2000 adoption to cost a pretty penny

Sep 11, 1999, 18:27 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bob Trott)

"Microsoft's vision of corporations migrating to Windows 2000 likely will become very clouded once IT managers realize the costs of adopting the much-anticipated technology, a study by researchers at Gartner Group asserted Thursday."

" 'Enterprises must understand that TCO (total cost of ownership) reduction is not a justification for a Windows 2000 desktop migration,' Michael Gartenberg, vice president and research director at Gartner Group, said in the report. 'Because of the high cost of migration, enterprises can actually lose money before they touch the first system.' "

"...and [the study] did not take into account costs associated with Windows 2000 Server and implementation of its Active Directory technology."

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