Spotlight: Firms continue to resist upgrade from Windows XP


More than one-third of 641 enterprises surveyed by Tech Pro Research have no plans to upgrade from Windows XP, despite Microsoft's warnings that failing to upgrade will endanger their security when it stops supporting the operating system in April. A full 39 percent of respondents said they were not migrating because of "crucial software" tied to the aging operating system, while 21 percent cited cost consideration, according to a report on the survey by TechTarget. Microsoft will continue to support its anti-malware software for Windows XP beyond the April deadline, but it will not issue security patches for the operating system after April, the report notes. Read more