"A report from Giga Information Group claims that large
corporates are taking six to nine months longer than anticipated to
move to Windows 2000. A poll of around 100 major customers showed
that two thirds of corporations will hold off from deploying W2K
until 2001. The report states: "Ask IS managers and executives for
the first word that comes to mind to describe a Windows 2000
migration, and you get the following responses: Complex. Slow.
Expensive. Lengthy. Painful."
"Anecdotal evidence Giga compiled from interviews with more
than four dozen early adopters suggests the Windows 2000 migration
- which includes the design, testing, staff training and rollout -
is taking about six to nine months longer than originally
planned for enterprise shops with 10,000 or 20,000-plus
desktops and multiple, remote offices."
"But the report does finally get around to asking the $64,000
question: "Are the benefits derived from a Windows 2000
migration worth the risks and the pain once an organisation
has suffered and survived the myriad technical glitches,
disruptions to the daily routine and lived through seemingly
endless hours of overtime?" And the answer appears to be a
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