Windows worms and viruses cost companies average of $2 million per incident

“Internet-based business disruptions triggered by worms and viruses are costing companies an average of nearly $2-million in lost revenue per incident, market researcher Aberdeen said on Tuesday,” CNET reports.

“Out of 162 companies contacted, 84 per cent said their business operations have been disrupted and disabled by Internet security events during the last three years. Though the average rate of business operations disruption was one incident per year, about 15 per cent of the surveyed companies said their operations had been halted and disabled more than seven times over a three-year period,” CNET reports.

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MacDailyNews Take: Hey, IT guys and gals, mix in some Mac OS X machines and your workforce will be able keep on doing business while you clean Windows machines ad infinitum. Think of it as migrating to ‘Longhorn’ (except better) today, if that helps. For more information about adding Mac OS X seamlessly to your Windows network, please click here.


  1. Aryugaetu,

    The floppy didn’t appear in Windows Explorer under the A: drive? Maybe it couldn’t read it? Who knows. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” /> By the way, how many of us Mac users have PC using friends that turn to us for answers to their problems? Perhaps we seem like experts since we never have any problems! 😀

  2. (By the way, how many of us Mac users have PC using friends that turn to us for answers to their problems?)

    Former Free Tech Guy to around 14-15 PeeCeers. Yes, former. I no longer do this. It’s completely thankless and soul-draining.

    Does it make me a jerk, if I NEVER suggest that they buy a Mac? Is it Schadenfraude to let them continue with their ‘Real business computer that has more games than that Mac toy’?

    Oh well ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  3. I maintain our small office network of win98’s and an nt4 server. Since I’ve got no formal training in computers, I have to call in an outsider at least once a month at $80/hour (the non-profit discounted rate). Also take care of in-laws computer (lost my entire Labor Day weekend last year on that one). At least the in-laws are looking Macward for their next computer buy.

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