As it is the
That is 5x the cost.
100 times this. Most users don't have a clue about security or why they shouldn't install every stupid widget they see on the internet. It's hard enough keeping this junk from polluting the install base and network with company hardware. It would only be a matter of time before you heard "I'm not doing that, it's my computer and I'll do what I want with it". Heaven forbid some of the corporate software pooched some other program.
The only way I could see this working is if everyone ran a VM. Clients are lightweight, admins can control the environment and in the event of termination it's a simple disconnect from the 'hive'.
I think what the article means to say is that "In canada, they're not litigation happy, and the courts have made it very difficult to get a multimillion dollar settlement for pouring hot coffee on your lap and claiming that it was the fault of the coffee shop for not telling you that coffee is hot... (and other such nonsense cases
I love how everyone uses that case as their poster-child for all things wrong in American courts. I guess everyone is susceptible to media bias as one point or another. Here's the actual facts of the case: http://www.lectlaw.com/files/cur78.htm