Windows 7 No Enterprise IT Shoo-In

Uptake may be more aggressive than Vista in the long run, but at the moment IT managers aren't committing.

 By Stuart J. Johnston
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In spite of all the buzz and positive press that Windows 7 has gained, over half of IT decision makers don't plan to adopt the upcoming OS, according to a new study.

An online survey of 1,100 IT decision makers conducted in June by systems lifecycle management vendor ScriptLogic found that interest in a new version of Windows to replace Vista and XP may actually have been growing as Windows 7's ship date nears.

Yet ScriptLogic said that hasn't been enough to convince most IT buyers -- 59.3 percent -- to trade up to's newest offering, which is slated for its debut in late October.

"Nearly 60 percent of IT administrators do not plan to migrate to Microsoft Windows 7, despite the operating system's acclaim and notable user interface improvements from Windows Vista," a ScriptLogic spokesperson said in an e-mail to InternetNews.com.

"I don't think anyone would be shocked that 60 percent are not planning to go to Windows 7 at this time," Nick Cavalancia, ScriptLogic's vice president of Windows management, told InternetNews.com.

But the news isn't all grim for Microsoft. Read the rest at InternetNews.com.

This article was originally published on Jul 13, 2009
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