Windows Server 2003 Features Come With Higher Ownership Costs (2Q03)

April, 2003


The launch of the Windows Server 2003 family in April 2003 will introduce a more scalable and secure product line along with new headaches for IT managers. Tests among various ISVs and Microsoft indicate that many legacy applications will require major upgrades before they will run satisfactorily under WS 2003. The implementation and ownership cost increases inherent in WS 2003 have many potential users questioning the utility of upgrading.