Laut IDC wird Windows Vista der IT-Branche einen neuen Aufschwung verschaffen:
Alleine in Europa werden 100.000 neue Jobs geschaffen werden, und $40 Milliarden Umsätze generiert werden. IDC schätzt, dass innerhalb eines Jahres ca. 30 Millionen PC´s in Europa laufen werden.
SEATTLE ( Reuters) - The release of Microsoft Corp.'s (MSFT.O) much-anticipated Windows Vista operating system will drive $40 billion in economic activity and create 100,000 new jobs in six European countries next year, a study said on Thursday.
The study, conducted by research firm IDC and commissioned by Microsoft, said Windows Vista will be installed on over 30 million personal computers in
``Windows Vista will precipitate cascading economic benefits, from increased employment in the region and increased taxes to a stronger economic base,'' IDC wrote in the study.
The study comes a week after the world's largest software maker said it may delay the launch of Windows Vista in
The European Commission warned Microsoft on Tuesday against foreclosing competition in computer security by including new security features in
Microsoft and the European Commission are locked in a legal battle dating back to 2004 when
Last week, four European parliament members wrote to the EU competition chief saying that the Commission was endangering the ability of European business to compete.
The six countries in the study account for 65 percent of all technology spending in the EU economic zone, defined as the European Union plus
For every euro Microsoft makes on
In the first year of release,