Understanding the Business Benefits Associated with x86 64-bit Windows Server

    IDC Document #208663 covering the transition to x64 server hardware and Windows Server operating environments
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        This IDC White Paper explores the transition from 32-bit to 64-bit computing in a
        Windows environment. With the existing installed base of 32-bit server hardware
        being replaced by 64-bit hardware, the stage is being set for an operating system
        transition to follow. This White Paper considers the drivers, the benefits, and the
        challenges that will influence this transition.

        As part of the research for this White Paper, IDC interviewed selected Microsoft
        customers and ISV partners to better understand their usage of and plans for x86
        64-bit computing. Names of potential interviewees were given to IDC by Microsoft.
        Based on the customer interviews, IDC constructed an ROI model that is discussed
        later in this paper. Case studies of selected companies are also included.

        "One of the biggest missed opportunities among today’s customer base may be the
        lack of use of 64-bit x86 Windows Server solutions to boost performance, scale, and
        utilization rates."
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      Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP

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