InfoWorld: Application changes, training needs lead to tricky Windows 2000 cost/benefit analysisFeb 06, 2000, 06:33 (1 Talkback[s])
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"...it is crucial to investigate hardware and software alternatives during the cost/benefit analysis phase. Are there other less costly options, such as open-source solutions, that may support business initiatives and technology requirements just as well as a Windows 2000 upgrade?"
"Those analyzing the Windows 2000 upgrade route will likely find two aspects that will significantly complicate the cost/benefit analysis: applications and training. The investments required and the availability of applications and training may delay your Windows 2000 upgrade plans or cause you to take an alternate fork in the road."
"I am certain that there will be early adopters of Windows 2000, as there are with many competing technologies. However, most sites will need to perform a detailed analysis that includes potential alternatives to determine if this Windows is a good match for business initiatives and the bottom line."