Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Windows - TCO

Windows - it has been said - has a lower TCO than everything else. I could link countless articles but life is short and you can Google.

Those articles are lying to you.

The network group at $day_job spent hours yesterday dealing with a nasty bit of Mytob.CZ. Which would not have been any concern of mine except it _looked_ like it was coming from one of my servers. So my afternoon and evening were spent verifying the AV software was running and updating, manually scanning drives and so on.

Turned out the problem was a workstation in another building.

Add in opportunity costs for four IT profssionals NOT doing their assigned work for four hours, the traffic that nasty thing generated, and so forth and Windows was a bargain only for the cost center that purchased the system.
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