Big business can postpone Windows 2003 Server upgrade

ANALYSTS AGREE that there is no rush for users to migrate to Microsoft's new Windows 2003 Server operating system and many can refrain from upgrading for at least another year.

But industry experts appear to disagree over the relative merits of the much-hyped offering. Meta Group, for one, said in an alert that the OS had "gone from being a minor polishing of Windows 2000 Server to becoming a major event for Microsoft" and was "an essential component for many of Microsoft's Information Worker, Applications and Infrastructure initiatives".

But Thomas Bittman, a vice president and research director at Gartner Research, believes that, while the OS contains a large number of useful enhancements over Windows 2000, most are "evolutionary, not revolutionary".

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