“In a blow to Microsoft’s hopes that Windows 7’s release will motivate business customers to upgrade their corporate software, a new survey claims that the majority of enterprises have no plans to move to the company’s latest operating system for their desktops and laptops,” Paul McDougall reports for InformationWeek.
“59.3% of the 1,100 IT administrators that responded to a survey by management tools vendor ScriptLogic said they have no plans to deploy Windows 7,” McDougall reports.
“34% of those surveyed said they would likely deploy Windows 7 by the end of 2010, while just 5.4% said they would move to the OS right after it debuts later this year,” McDougall reports. “Having largely shunned Vista, Microsoft’s current OS, most businesses are still running Windows XP—which will be fully eight years old when Windows 7 debuts on Oct. 22nd.”
Full article here.
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “silverhawk” for the heads up.]