blog Remember how in October 2011 the Australian Taxation Office revealed that it would finally ditch Microsoft’s legacy Windows XP operating system and adopt Windows 7? Yeah, not so much. iTNews reports this morning (we recommend you click here for the full article) that the agency is still struggling with the upgrade. One has to feel a little sorry for its tens of thousands of employees stuck on a decade-old operating system. A sample paragraph:
“The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will be breathtakingly close to Microsoft’s Windows XP and IE6 support deadline when it finally upgrades its 22,000 end-user machines late this year.”
Of course, the ATO is the only major Australian organisation to still be struggling to get off XP and onto a modern O/S. You may remember that the Queensland Government is still debating whether it can actually afford to move off XP, and the National Australia Bank only recently started deploying Windows 7. This sort of problem isn’t exactly uncommon in Australia, unfortunately.
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