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.
Vista has received a large amount of negative press sense it was released Jan. 30, 2007. Microsoft even had an ad campaign where it had people test its new OS called Mohave, but it was just Vista, trying to tell customers that it was a good product. XP is still being offered with new computers from Dell and HP, because of all the negative feedback. Windows even stopped selling XP, and said the support would end. This is not true it is scheduled for support till 2014.
The Case for Vista as your new OS is security on Vista is better, with windows defender to protect from worms and spyware. Improved performance means quicker start up, shut down as well as faster application loading. Vista limits the user in permissions to keep them out of systems they don't need to be in. Vista also supports Direct X 10 and Explorer 7 for faster operations.
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The case against Vista there are a few things to talk about. First Vista requires a system upgrade to include CPU power, more ram they recommend 1 GB or more, more hardware space is required, and the video cards may need to be upgraded. Older software may not work as well especially your network software. Then there is the cost of vista is $299.95 (OEM)...