New InformationWeek Reports Research Finds Mixed Outlook for Windows 8
While 52% plan to adopt Microsoft's new OS, 48% say they'll stick with previous versions
Jan 24, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- InformationWeek Reports (reports.informationweek.com), a service for peer-based IT research and analysis, announced the release of its latest research report. Our Windows 8 report encompasses analysis of results from InformationWeek's recent survey on IT's plans for Microsoft's new client and server OS. Nearly 1,000 business technology professionals, all from organizations with 500 or more employees, responded to this poll.
Windows XP still rules the corporate desktop roost, according to InformationWeek's October 2011 Windows 8 Survey. Ninety percent of respondents say XP is in use on their companies' PCs, despite Microsoft's plan to end support. Among those who do plan to upgrade on desktops and/or laptops, 58% will eventually run Win 8 on 76% or more of these devices.
The report author, Randy George, is a senior systems analyst for a major-league sports team.
For full access to the research data, members can download now: http://reports.informationweek.com/abstract/7/8611/Enterprise-Software/research-windows-8.html
"One area where Win 8 isn't being received with much excitement is mobile devices," says Lorna Garey, content director of InformationWeek Reports. "Just 1% currently run the OS on smartphones or tablets, and 21% have no plans to do so in the future."
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