blog Those of us who’ve followed events in Australia’s banking IT sector for the past five years or more will remember the torturous upgrade path that the National Australia Bank went through in order to upgrade its 28,000-odd desktops from Windows NT (yes, Windows NT, I wrote that correctly) to Windows XP in the years leading up to 2008. Given the hundreds of applications its desktop machines have to run, it was a lengthy journey for the bank. Well, in 2009 the bank started investigating the next move, to Windows 7, and now that 2013 is almost here, according to iTNews (we recommend you click through to the full article), the bank is actually deploying some Windows 7 machines:
“The National Australia Bank is replacing a number of end-of-life desktops with Windows 7 laptops as it moves to support more flexible working practices.”
Change is slow in Australia’s banking sector. But for the sake of those at NAB that are forced to work with Windows XP every day, we hope the bank expedites the Windows 7 deployment. Windows XP was fine for its time, but if you’re a power user running more than a couple of applications at a time, or if you have applications which aren’t perfectly stable, it is an absolute bitch in 2012, and we’d personally hate to be stuck using it all day at this stage.
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