The vast majority of business users plan to deploy Windows 7, Dimensional Research reveals, citing the results of a survey sponsored by Dell KACE. Unlike its predecessor, Windows Vista, Windows 7
is not only a hit with home users, but also with businesses. No less than 87% out of more than 900 IT professionals indicated that Windows 7 would be deployed in their environment. It sounds like corporate customers have literally had a change of heart as compared to Vista, which they shrugged off almost completely.
“The news is very good for Windows 7. More than half plan to deploy before the end of the year with many IT departments not planning to wait for SP1 to deploy. Concerns about performance and reliability have dropped significantly since the release of Windows 7,” Diane Hagglund
, the founder and principal of Dimensional Research, revealed.
Windows 7 has already been crowned as the fastest selling operating system in history. Having been released on October 22nd, 2009, the operating system sold in excess of 90 million
licenses in just the first four months on the market. With 87% of IT pros also revealing adoption plans for the latest Windows client, Windows 7 is proving to be the OS that will make Vista forgotten, and the platform capable of convincing Windows XP users to dump the aging, decade-old operating system.
“46% of the total surveyed revealed they have plans to migrate even before the release of SP1,” Hagglund added. “86% reported concern about software compatibility when migrating to Windows 7. 25% expressed concerns about Windows 7 performance, down from 47% reported during the 2009 survey.”
Even at this point in time, Microsoft continues to offer customers the chance to try out Windows 7 before deciding on whether to make the jump or not.
Microsoft Windows 7 90-Day Eval VHD is available for download here
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