Keeping Dead Products Alive
Software vendors always want you on their latest and greatest (this is called insuring their revenue stream). Customers aren't usually so anxious to spend hard-earned corporate dollars on new software when the old stuff works just fine.
The carrot is the promise of cool new features. The vendor stick is ending support, in particular stopping security updates and patches.
Are you still on unsupported versions of Office, Windows, Windows Server or other older Microsoft apps? If so, tell us how you deal with it at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Doug Barney on 08/29/2011 at 1:18 PM