Make a case to the CEO for or against investment in this new operating system (as opposed to sticking with your current operating system platform) clearly argue why you would recommend installing this new system or not?
There are many questions that must be answered before you purchase a new operating system (OS). Foremost is the cost of the upgrade to the Vista OS. Will it make the company work more efficient, or improve productivity? How will employees take to the upgrade, the training involved for users and administrators. Then look at the existing OS windows XP, does it do the job. After you have researched all of this then you must present your findings to the CEO. ...view middle of the document...
Then there is the cost of vista is $299.95 (OEM) original equipment manufacturers even managed licenses are high, this will add up fast. People are also afraid of change, training will be required for everyone.
Now the case for Windows XP to be left as your OS. XP is older, stable, and proven system. It is compatible with what you already do, no new training is required. It uses a slower CPU, less ram it will work with 128 MB. The existing computers will not need to be replaced or upgraded. You will not have the software compatibility problems.
The case against XP is that it has had some security issues with malware and viruses. Longer to start up, shutdown and application loading. XP will not support Direct X 10 or explorer 7. There will also be limited support and upgrades in the future.
The most efficient way to decide between the two is list a few thing. First will be to take a inventory of all the computers that you have and which ones will need to be replaced before you upgrade to Vista. Second will your network software, or other software work on Vista. You will need to talk to the manufacture of hardware and software to see if there are compatibly updates for printer, and other peripherals. Third you will need to upgrade or buy computers that will run Vista, at least 1 GB of RAM and a supported video card. Last thing you need to determine if this
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upgrade is needed or just wanted because it is new. Just because Microsoft comes out with a new operating system does it mean you need to buy it.
When I presented to the CEO I would be against the upgrade to Vista mainly...