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IE 9 Migration Profitable?

Microsoft paid Forrester Research to do a study defining the economic value of moving from IE 8 to IE 9. The research house only interviewed a half dozen shops, none of which were named. The conclusion? For large shops the move to IE 9 represents $3.3 million in net present value (NPV) over three year's time (NPV is a bit complex but basically means that the company comes out ahead by that amount). In fact, a lot of shops do NPV analysis instead of return on investment (ROI) analysis.

So why is IE 9 so economical when one has to go through the time and expense of upgrading? Because it is more secure and more productive, Forrester argues.

Does this make sense? Write me at [email protected] with your own economic analysis.

Posted by Doug Barney on 08/01/2011 at 1:18 PM


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