How much will Windows Vista cost for businesses?

Posted on Monday, October 09 2006 @ 3:11 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
IT World takes a look how much Windows Vista will cost for businesses:
I estimate each Vista user will cost your company between $3,250 and $5,000. That's each and every Vista user. Money will go to Microsoft for Vista and Office 2007, to hardware vendors for new PCs and components, and possibly a few bucks to Apple for those users jumping to a Mac. After all, if Apple's higher cost has been the factor keeping your company from trying a Mac, that factor just washed away.

Why $3,250-$5,000? Here's my calculation. Feel free to tell me what your company has budgeted, and whether you believe your own numbers.
Check it out over here.




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