Een blij bericht van The Register: Windows NT could tripple enterprise upgrade costs. Dat is althans de conclusie uit een report van de Giga Information Group:
Giga describes Windows 2000 as vapourware, points out that companies therefore have to go with NT 4.0 (which of course is what Microsoft recommends and funds via OEMs as a Windows 2K preparation strategy), and concludes that "a wholesale migration to Windows NT Server 4.0 will cost, on average, two to three times more than upgrading to NetWare 5.0."
[...]Particular higher cost areas for NT cited by Giga include the need for more hardware, greater network admin expenditure and the need to buy additional third party products to achieve the same level of functionality as currently found in NetWare and Unix systems. So you've got to buy twice as many NT servers for the same number of users, while the underlying protocols also affect performance. NT servers fall over more often, and take twice as many administrators. Plus NT ones cost more.
Giga also suggests wait and see as being the best strategy for Windows 2000's claimed new features, and recommends you don't upgrade until you're through the Y2K issue, and that you wait some more "until at least the first Windows 2000 Service Pack ships."