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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 dbarney@redmondmag.com with your own economic analysis.

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


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