Enterprises Not Scrambling for Microsoft Windows 7

By Jessica Davis  |  Posted 2009-04-14 Print this article Print

Think Microsoft's launch of Windows 7, planned for later this year, will be enough to get your customers to start their long-overdue PC refreshes? Think again. A new survey finds Microsoft will have a tough row to hoe on its new operating system.

A new survey of more than 1,100 IT professionals shows that 83 percent of enterprise customers will be putting off adoption of Microsoft's successor to its Vista operating system for yet another year.  

And while it's certainly not uncommon for enterprises to delay the migration to a new operating system to avoid the inevitable buggy first release, the new data from Dimensional Research shows that almost half the participants cite economic factors as part of their decision to hold off on the upgrade.

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Jessica Davis covers the channel for eWeek and Channel Insider. Her technology journalism career began well before anyone heard of the World Wide Web and has included stints at Infoworld, Electronic News/EDN, and the Philadelphia Business Journal. Her work has also appeared on CNN and She has covered hardware, software and networking, as well as the business side of technology. She has won several journalism awards, including a national ASBPE award for best staff-written column, and was named Marketing Computers hardest working tech journalist on their inaugural list of top tech journalists. Jessica can be reached at

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