“According to TechRepublic Pro and ZDNet research, Microsoft hasn’t convinced many IT decision makers that Windows 8 is an essential OS upgrade,” Bill Detwiler reports for TechRepublic.
“In October 2012, we asked TechRepublic members to share with us their organization’s plans for Windows 8. Over 1,200 people responded, and we compiled the data into our Windows 8 Business Intentions report,” Detwiler reports. “The following are five key takeaways from the report.”
• 73.7 percent of respondents say their organizations have no plans to deploy Windows 8, with 23.8 percent reporting that they will skip the OS altogether
• Only 15.8 percent of respondents who run Windows XP or an earlier version as their organization’s primary OS say they plan to deploy Windows 8
• Security and tablet/mobile integration top the list of factors rated important by respondents who plan to deploy Windows 8.
• The Windows 8 style UI and associated end-user training requirements are off-putting to many respondents
• The number of respondents in Australia, Canada, Europe, and the US with plans to deploy Windows 8 was lower than in China, India, and Southeast Asia
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Windows 8ista.
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