In a recent survey run by ScriptLogic, nearly six in 10 companies admitted to having no intention of updating to Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 7. Due for release in October, the new OS is projected to account for almost half of the operating systems shipped by Microsoft come the end of 2010. In light of expectations, these are some disheartening numbers.
Of 1,100 IT administrators who participated in the survey, 59.3 percent said they had no plans to install Windows 7 as their primary operating system. Time and resources were cited by 81.8 percent of respondents as the biggest barriers to deploying Windows 7, while other lesser concerns were deployment and migration, hardware support and migration of user settings.