Staying on Windows XP to cost three times more than migrating to Windows 8
Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: As per the latest study conducted by the research firm IDC, companies are prone to spend three times more if they don’t plan to migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7 or Windows 8.
An estimate suggests that the cost of upgrading (assuming no enterprise license agreement and three-year amortization period) will be USD 95 vis-à-vis the cost of non-migrating which will be USD 300 per seat/user followed by almost a double the cost in the subsequent year, should they choose to opt for a custom support contract to stay on Windows XP post April 2014.
“Approx 50-60% installed PC base in the enterprises are still running Windows XP. This is an alarming situation as non-migration puts businesses at risk of security breaches and could potentially create a big dent to the company’s brand image” said Amrish Goyal, Director, Windows Business Group Microsoft Corporation (India) Pvt. Ltd. “It takes money to save money! Migration to newer and better technologies eventually gives high return on investment and saves a lot of money in the long run.”