Firms slow to switch to Win2000

Three quarters of IT managers polled in this week's Computer Weekly/Harvey Nash Big Question survey said they have not yet...

Three quarters of IT managers polled in this week's Computer Weekly/Harvey Nash Big Question survey said they have not yet implemented Microsoft's Windows 2000 operating system on their company servers.

Daniel Thomas

It is now a year since Microsoft launched Windows 2000, the most significant upgrade to its flagship product in five years, but 75% respondents have yet to migrate their servers to the operating system.

One IT manager said, "The implementation costs are horrendous. We expect to have to change all our PCs when we are forced to change."

Another said, "We have no current intentions to do so, because of disruption and additional work this would cause, with insufficient benefits."

However, all of the 25% that have upgraded to Windows 2000 reported an improvement in reliability. One said, "We have upgraded 10 of our 12 servers and we have found a large improvement in reliability. Servers that needed restarting nightly now only need restarting for maintenance."

daniel.thomas@rbi.co.uk

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