By Sean Gallagher  |  Posted 2002-12-01 Print this article Print

Citigroup wasn't ready to stop using Windows NT or 2000. So it and other large companies forced Microsoft to extend support.

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Microsoft's Shifting Support Roadmap

Citigroup's adoption of Microsoft operating systems generally lags behind their release by about a year. But the deployment of the Windows 2000 server is so far behind that Citi and other large customers pressed Microsoft for another year of free bug fixes for NT Server 4.0. Click here to see the graph showing Microsoft's revised plan to support operating systems used at Citigroup.

Sean Gallagher is editor of Ziff Davis Internet's enterprise verticals group. Previously, Gallagher was technology editor for Baseline, before joining Ziff Davis, he was editorial director of Fawcette Technical Publications' enterprise developer publications group, and the Labs managing editor of CMP's InformationWeek. A former naval officer and former systems integrator, Gallagher lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland.

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