IT-Analysis: NT Pragmatists strip Microsoft naked

[ Thanks to theHippo for this link.

“According to a survey by the NT Forum, which showed 40% of
respondents already beta testing Windows 2000, only 30% had any
plans to upgrade to Windows 2000 in the next twelve months,
relative to 80% last year. Do I need to repeat that, or did you
catch the significance already? It is easy to speculate on what has
caused this apparently slating turnaround. Is it Y2K looming higher
than expected in IT managers’ eyes? Are they waiting to see whether
Linux really does challenge the giant head-on? Whilst these
questions may have been a factor, they are unlikely to have caused
the mood swing. Our sources tell us a far simpler story.”