Businesses, Microsoft Windows 7, and the Present Economy

February 11, 2009

Yesterday, Every Microsoft business client Onsite Computer Services in New Orleans visited was overcome with thoughts of the worsening economy and the potential harm of the planned “stimulus” package proposed by Mr. Timothy Geithner, head of the US Treasury. Everyone talked of Mr. Geithner’s disclaimers that there is no guarantee the stimulus will work, there is a possibility the plan will require $Trillions of additional stimulus, and there is a high probability the economy will continue to decay for some time. Anyone with any interest in the stock market watched in awe as all of the major stock indexes plunged almost ~5% in response to Mr. Geithner’s vague stimulus explanation.

One economist we visited, the eminent and scholarly William Barnett, Ph.D. of Loyola University, no longer uses the term ‘recession’ to describe our economic dilemma. Dr. Barnett believes the term ‘depression’ is a more apropos description of our financial situation. With no end in sight of the current global economic woes, the Austrian economist Dr. Barnett believes the government ‘stimulus’ plan of spending our way out of this economic situation will only delay any potential recovery.

Meanwhile, Microsoft continues with plans to rollout Windows 7. Many contend Windows 7 is simply a modified Windows Vista or Windows Mojave. Onsite’s Microsoft business partners avoided the expense of Vista upgrades before the present economic contraction. Based on the prevailing economic climate, EVERY client we polled does not plan to upgrade their Windows XP / Small Business Server 2003 systems at any time in the foreseeable future.

Many contend the horrendous state of the economy will at least continue until 2010. As most every business in the world prepares for tough times, some may question the success of the planned introduction of Windows 7. In a less than robust economy, it will be interesting to see if businesses will adopt a new Microsoft product that presents similar upgrade incompatibility and driver problems, not to mention the added expense, of its predecessor. What do you think?

If you’re searching for New Orleans computer service or repair of your Microsoft based system or network, then call the Microsoft specialists at 504-469-6991. Onsite Computer Services, Inc. in New Orleans

You may also be interested in Onsite Computer’s Blog.

This New Orleans On-Site Computer Service post was provided by Eli Lucas. Eli can be reached at eli@onsitenola.com. Onsite Computer serves the Microsoft computing needs of small businesses throughout the Greater New Orleans area including Uptown, Lakeview, Broadmoor, Mid-City, Metairie, Jefferson, Kenner, Westbank, French Quarter, and the Warehouse District. Please visit our website for New Orleans Computer Service

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