Microsoft: Windows XP costs businesses 5 times more than Windows 7
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Posted 27 May 2012 - 12:17 AM
Microsoft sponsored a white paper by analyst firm IDC that looks at the costs associated with Windows 7 and XP - and it turns out the using XP can be quite a bit more expensive for medium-to-large organizations. According to IDC - which interviewed nine different companies as part of the study - the IT and "end user labor" costs associated with XP can be up to five times more compared to using Windows 7.
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