By Christine Ewing  |  Posted 2011-03-04 Print this article Print


Overall, companies had a good experience with their migration to Windows 7. The survey found that 78 percent of the respondents said their upgrade was somewhat or extremely smooth. Only 11 percent of them said it was more difficult than their most recent Windows migrations-and 63 percent said it was easier.

Other positive outcomes included increased performance (80 percent), better user experience (76 percent), increased reliability (75 percent) and increased security (80 percent).

Most of the IT professionals surveyed said that they achieved their key motivations for the upgrade. Delays occurred, of course, and most were caused by issues around application compatibility, hardware compatibility and budget constraints. But in terms of user experience, more than half of survey respondents said they were somewhat or extremely satisfied during the migration phase (as well as during and after the learning phase).

Christine Ewing is Director of Product Marketing for the Endpoint Management group at Symantec. Christine has more than 12 years of experience in IT software product management and marketing. In her role at Symantec, Christine is responsible for identifying and analyzing market trends and working with the product management team to create market-driven products. In addition to being a seasoned product marketing manager, Christine has held a number of product management roles inside of Symantec, where she delivered new technologies to the market and managed existing endpoint management products. Prior to her current role in marketing, Christine was a senior product manager for the Endpoint Management group at Symantec and at Altiris (before it was acquired by Symantec in 2007). Before joining Symantec/Altiris, Christine held positions at Compaq and Thermo Electron, working in various roles of engineering, product management and marketing. Christine holds a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry and History from Northwestern University. She can be reached at

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