Wooing CIOs off Windows XP

Microsoft is pulling out all the stops to tempt CIO's to invest in Windows 7, but penny-pinching and uncertainty in business IT may render its efforts useless.

“User productivity costs jump up a staggering 40 per cent“, “return on investment over 130 per cent over a three-year period” and an eighty four percent drop in IT support costs are some the latest claims from Microsoft in their campaign to wean users off Windows XP.

These, undoubtedly true, claims are pretty impressive and compelling for cash strapped IT managers, but do they really matter anymore?

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