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WISC NT Workstation upgrade media to discontinued 05-10-00

Posted: 05:22:25, Wednesday, May 10, 2000   Expiration: 05:22:25, Wednesday, May 10, 2000  

Sales of NT Workstation Upgrade had all but stopped. We will be removing NT Workstation Upgrade from the WISC product line.

As most of you know we recently ran out of WISC's NT Workstation Upgrade CD media sets for both Departmental 10 Pack and Student purchases. With NT Workstation dating back to 1996, we've observed that 98% of customers in need of an OS Upgrades have opted for either Windows 98 Second Edition Upgrade or Windows 2000 Professional Upgrade. As such, sales of NT Workstation Upgrade had all but stopped prior to our running out of stock.

Over the last few weeks, many of you may also have heard that we planned to replicate an additional 200 - 300 copies of NT Workstation Upgrade to allow us to keep it in stock over the Summer. However, our latest estimate suggests that we would not recieve a restock on NT until late June. In calculating potential demand for NT Workstation Upgrade media, we've determined that virtually all interest in NT Workstation Upgrade would have vanished by that time.

The result of all of these factors is that effective today, we will be removing NT Workstation Upgrade from the WISC product line. We will not make any additional replication orders. With no orders and no stock, we are taking the opportunity to free up some resources.

Here are the changes that will be made to the WISC Campus Pages and Order sites today:

  1. NT Workstation Upgrade Student and Departmental products will be removed from the Online order site.
  2. NT Workstation Upgrade 10 pack will be removed from the TechStore Catalog
  3. We will add a explanation to the WISC NT Workstation Upgrade Product Pages telling customers that the product is no longer available.
  4. Have Marketing modify future printings of the mail-in order form, tear pads, posters, and future ad slicks to remove NT Workstation.
  5. As time permits, we would like any remnant unsold or RTV inventory transferred it to me at Research Park.
The complete compliment of WISC Technical Support and Installation pages for NT Workstation Upgrade will continue to be available on the WISC Web Site.

-- WISC Team

Created: 05:22:25, Wednesday, May 10, 2000 (by Weizhong W.)
Updated: 05:22:25, Wednesday, May 10, 2000 (by Weizhong W.)