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

“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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