Tuesday, February 11, 2014

 The end of Windows XP

Keeping up with all my duties are pains taking at times. I’ve neglected my blogs quite severely. Matter of fact that was never my intention, let me begin on talking about the up and coming of an era. April is the deadline for XP, it will sad to see such a good friend go. Stable easy to use and a work horse in the office.
You know there will be die-hard fans grasping at its shirt tail and hanging on until the bitter end long after April has come and gone. Now some have been asking why hang on to old methods we surly don’t want to return to Win 98 so why XP? If you are one of those offices that are holding on to XP, you probably have asked this for over a year now.

Here are a couple of explanations to why XP is so important. Money is the bottom line for everyone, even for those with unseemly loads of wealth. Have you seen the cost of software? Not just what you buy at the geek store. Discounts are pretty good, still if you ever worked in acquisitions in a company you know that software in the middle market business is so high it is cost preventive to switch to a new Operating system and buy all new software that works on Win 8 or 7. Reason two for sticking with Windows XP, at 39 % is that a lot of “Crucial software depends on Windows XP." Thirdly is that it has been a good dependable system so why fix what isn't broke. The compatibility mode, really it is not such a good idea. With 500 or even 1000 plus computers, good old Charlie in IT will be on your computer more than its user. No company wants to keep a large IT staff; they bring us in for project and then the IT team will leave when the project is done
Migration project are costly and disruptive to the business in whole. I’m dissuading the concept that is my bread and butter after all. However it is a reality that IT contractors work from project to project and scrimp in the off months. This business with ending XP may stimulate my business however companies have been given fair warning to get there ducks in a row. Let’s hope most companies will not be so blindsided by this move in the industry norm.

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