Now that Microsoft has launched Windows 8 and consumers are all set to get their hands on the new operating system, the next step will be to see what enterprises do regarding the new platform.

That is one of the key things Microsoft and its partners are looking at as the OS is now loaded on PCs and ready for sale as of midnight Oct. 25, or officially Oct. 26.

The enterprise is not always first to adopt new operating system software, as it is not easy to migrate an entire fleet of systems from one OS to the next. Many enterprises stick with a single version of an operating system for years, sometimes skipping every other release. For instance, many financial institutions and Wall Street banks are still on Windows XP and older versions of Internet Explorer.

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