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Microsoft's Windows 8 enterprise prospects: It's complicated

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    Microsoft's Windows 8 enterprise prospects: It's complicated


    Half of enterprises are Windows 7. Do we really expect those companies to move to Windows 8 even if there are benefits? And can slow movers go from XP to Windows 8?

    Microsoft's enterprise prospects with Windows 8 are front and center as Gartner has questioned the corporate uptake. In a nutshell, Windows 8 could be a win for consumers and a non-starter for the enterprise.
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    Why Windows 8 has businesses in stitches


    Most businesses aren’t ready to upgrade to Windows 8 and have no plans to do so, according to analyst house Gartner.

    The majority of firms surveyed by Gartner have not finished making the switch to Windows 7, the report by research director Gunnar Berger said.

    “We recently did a large field research study and specifically asked all of our interviewees if they were looking at Windows 8, most laughed,” he said.
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    MS probably weren't expecting wholesale take up by business.

    ...barrier facing Windows 8 when it comes to enterprise adoption is what Berger describes as its lacklustre handling on desktop PCs with a mouse and keyboard, a staple of the modern workplace. Describing how it handles on non-touch screen devices Berger said: “In a word: Bad.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    MS probably weren't expecting wholesale take up by business.

    ...barrier facing Windows 8 when it comes to enterprise adoption is what Berger describes as its lacklustre handling on desktop PCs with a mouse and keyboard, a staple of the modern workplace. Describing how it handles on non-touch screen devices Berger said: “In a word: Bad.”
    Wow, four days and a certain somebody hasn't posted to tell you how wrong that statement is.
    It does jive with what a lot of us have been saying all along. Not a big surprise to me.
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    Nobody in our business who has looked at 8 has recommended it in any fashion for desktops. We will have to have a few in a lab for testing our software in, but I think that's going to be about the extent of it.
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