Windows 8, the next version of Microsoft's venerable OS franchise will likely not be available until sometime in 2012, but business IT organizations are already beginning to develop plans for deployment.

That's one of the findings from a survey of 973 tech professionals conducted in October by InformationWeek. "We were surprised that, even at this early stage, Windows 8 is already on the radar for many IT organizations," said Art Wittmann, VP and director of research and reports at InformationWeek.
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