Windows Vista to create 50,000 jobs?

Posted on Saturday, September 16 2006 @ 2:50 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Information Week says the European launch of Windows Vista in on track. They also unveil that the new operating system means a big economic boost. Despite the delays it could still create 50,000 new jobs:
The Microsoft-commissioned study published on Thursday said Vista could drive $40 billion in economic activity and create 100,000 new jobs in six European countries next year.

However, International Data Corporation (IDC), the authors of the report, said any delay in releasing the new product could halve the number of new jobs.

"From what we describe as the bounce effect, we estimate that at least 50,000 fewer jobs would be created," Marcel Warmardan, researcher at IDC told a news conference.

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