Delaying the deployment of new software wastes money

By Derek Sooman on February 12, 2006, 9:33 AM
According to a new survey commissioned by enteo Software, two in three IT departments are wasting money and resources by delaying the deployment of new software by a year or more. Often it is the case that software is left to gather dust on shelves, sometimes for longer than half a year. According to the study, 69 per cent of 135 IT managers surveyed left new software untouched for six months or more. Additionally, it was found that 85 per cent of managers a further six months or longer to deploy these new applications.

"When you consider that companies spend hundreds of thousands of pounds on new software, not to mention the associated costs such as licensing, this is a worrying trend. However, software updates are an exceptionally time consuming and mundane task, and with many departments still having to do the updates manually, it is not surprising that they get pushed to the bottom of the IT department's to do list," enteo Software managing director and CTO Stephan Glathe said.

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Eko said:
Think not. Why should you pay a huge amount of money for Vista, for example, when you can get the job done with the Windows XP just as well? As long as Microsoft doesn't apply a policy like "we'll sell cheaper the new OS if you bought the old one last year" who in this world is willing to invest a huge amount of money in software, just to make someone happy ?!
sngx1275 said:
What if you install the new software right when it comes out, then there are bugs in it, you may lose some data, you may spend time on the phone with the company, wait for patches to be released before the problem gets fixed... I think Entio Software (no suprise its a software company that did this study huh?) forgot to look at some key areas.
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