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Developers Will Ignore Windows 2000, Perhaps Forever

Nearly one-third of corporate development managers plan to never write applications for Windows 2000, while another 60 percent of development managers that do plan to write apps for the new platform say that those projects will be delayed until at least 2001, according to a study released by Evans Marketing Services (EMS, www.evansmarketing.com).

"We've known for the last year that corporate America is taking a wait-and-see attitude towards Windows 2000," says Janel Garvin, vice president of research, in an Evans Marketing release. "But the fact that well over half have no plans to write apps for Windows 2000 until 2001 or later and that a large percent of NT users plan never to migrate starts to look like a sea change." Garvin also iterates that support for Linux and Open Source Software is significantly stronger that six months ago and showing signs of growing fast.

The survey was conducted by phone in December 1999 to examine attitudes, usage patterns, and intentions of over 400 development or IT managers in positions of responsibility at corporations with more than 2000 employees.

More precise analysis is provided about:

  • platform migration
  • mainframes and minis in the organization
  • directory services
  • distributed architectures
  • strategic project plans for year 2000
  • Internet, VPN and E-Commerce
  • speech technology
  • linux and open source software in the corporation
  • developer relations

There's also a cross-section on vertical industries such as:

  • banking and financial
  • healthcare related
  • government/military
  • transportation/utilities
  • manufacturing/heavy industry

More information about the survey, including an overview and table of contents can be found on the Evans Web site. -- Brian Ploskina

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Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.

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