In adopting IT technologies, IT managers and companies tend to have two kind of strategies.
There are the Late Adopters: they resist resist and resist. They touch their system the less than is possible: what’s stable don’t have to be touched. Less migrations, less change, more continuity to end users.
There are the Early Adopters: they migrate to the new technology ASAP. They don’t want to cope with tails of old technologies, they might be ‘geeks’, they might have demanding users and they prefer to cope with migrations than with service packs or back compatibility. More migrations, more change, more risk, less continuity, more features.
What’s the best approach for you? Are you an early or late adopter?