The current economic recession may limit the deployment of Windows 7 by businesses who may not have the resources needed to upgrade. In a recent survey by a company called ScriptLogic Corp., their survey of over 1,000 companies shows that 6 out of 10 companies in the survey may not upgrade to Windows 7.
But what may really be a good indication on how well Windows 7 will be accepted will be if large companies such as Intel upgrade. You may recall that even Microsoft’s long time partner refused to upgrade to Vista and stayed instead with good old reliable Windows XP. It should be interesting to see which road Intel takes.
According to a recent article it also states that:
ScriptLogic Corp, which provides help to companies in managing their Microsoft Windows-based networks, sent out 20,000 surveys to information technology administrators to learn the state of the market.
Many companies have rejected Windows Vista as unstable. For example, the chip maker Intel Corp, Microsoft’s long- time partner in producing personal computers, has stayed with the older XP system.
The survey found about 60 percent of those surveyed have no plans to deploy Windows 7, 34 percent will deploy it by the end of 2010 and only 5.4 percent will deploy by year’s end.
Forty-two percent said their biggest reason for avoiding Windows 7 was a “lack of time and resources.”
That dovetailed with another part of the survey, which found that 35 percent had already skipped upgrades or delayed purchases to save money.
But there were reasons other than money for staying away from Windows 7. Another 39 percent of those surveyed said they had concern about the compatibility of Windows 7 with existing applications.
The survey quoted Sean Angus, a senior personal computer technician at Middlesex Hospital, as saying he would wait until the first “service pack” was released for Windows 7.
We have heard this before about waiting until after the first service pack before upgrading. Unfortunately businesses didn’t jump onto the Vista train, even after 2 service packs. But will companies hang on to Windows XP for a little longer?
What do you think?