In this sneak peek, Tim Anderson, Information Services Director at the NSW Department of Education and Training, tells Munir Kotadia why full-scale migration to Windows Vista faces roadblocks.
The complete interview is now available here:
Part 1: DET begins slow crawl to a new Vista
Part 2: DET mulls Vista savings, training
Part 3: Licence costs may delay DET Vista plans
Part 4: DET considers Linux on the desktop
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As reported earlier, Anderson told ZDNet Australia that the decision to deploy Vista depended on implementation costs as well as the benefits delivered from migrating to the new OS.
DET has one of the largest IT infrastructures in the country with 1.3 million users spread across 2,500 locations. Its desktop fleet consists of 250,000 devices of which 160,000 are personal computers. Macs make up 15 percent to 20 percent of the total.
At the moment, there isn't a compelling business case for upgrading every machine from Windows XP to Vista, he said.