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Old 28th November 2007, 01:30   #1
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As any person who works for a company can probably attest to, corporations are like huge cruise ships when it comes to IT - they do not turn on a dime. They choose Windows because it is tried and true, everybody uses it, and they get official support from Microsoft.

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When I was working in IT for a brief stint at Citibank, one of the things that I was surprised at was the slowness at which a decision gets made. It takes forever to make a decision. Sometimes there can be multiple meetings on one topic and still nothing happens. And, yes, they loved big name software.
Not as simple as running a hardware website, I am afraid. Try lead a IT project that involve multi channel and cross divisional platform, then make your comments publicly. It takes time; good decision making process involve more than ONE person's opinion (yours).

Yes, they like "big" names because they could pay for their mistakes.
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I expected an article that said it is retarded for a company to switch to vista, yet 13% already did make the switch (MADNESS).
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no, software assurance, and feasible for smaller companies, they don't pay for getting Vista, if they don't use a lot of 3rd party software, the switch can be done in a weekend
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