- New PC capabilities that are not exploited by Windows XP.
- The approaching end of Windows XP SP3 extended support on April 8, 2014.
- Lower operational costs
- Soft benefits (i.e. Consumerization of IT - and the limited support under Windows XP)
- Compliance issues (No patches after Windows XP support terminates)
If I was a salesman, I would be toting the above diagram on the back of my business card. Some pretty incredible improvements here. That said, after a closer look, Windows 7 take apparently ZERO time to re-image... Not quite sure of that one...
You can read more about this white paper in the following link to Microsoft website which is currently hosting the IDC white-paper.
Mitigating Risk: Why Sticking with Windows XP is a Bad Idea (IDC White Paper)