continuing with something that works, and buying new computers, peripherals, and retraining everyone to do the same thing they are already doing.
Unless Microsoft is going to wreck XP with their last update, XP will continue to work untill the machines give out.
They are a victim of their own success. So many businesses have invested so much time and money into huge computer infrastructure that any decision to change is immense. There is a reason that a lot of corporations are still using IE6. They invested a lot of resources into running their businesses with it.
Their business model should be switching over to incremental updates and overall refinement. Instead, they are carrying on as if this is still the era where computers and their software went obsolete every couple years.
Hitching their star to SaaS and the cloud is pretty risky. Already, a lot of users could not get to their data because of a simple expiration of a security certificate. Eventually, something is going to bring the "cloud" down in a big way, cause a financial catastrophe, and all of the geniuses who saw it as a way to get rid of IT people, are not going to look so smart.
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