A recent ScriptLogic survey has found that only 41% of organizations are planning to migrate to Windows 7 when it will be released on October 22 this year. The survey has found that about 40% of the organizations said that the biggest barrier to deploying Windows7 is the compatibility of the current applications.
At a turbulent economy, it was expected that a lot of organizations are trying to cut their expenditure. And guess what, around 43% said because of inadequate time and resources they are planning to skip Windows 7.
34% of the respondents said they are planning to complete migration to Windows 7 by the end of 2010 which is a long time given that the OS is being released in the last quarter of 2009.
But still it's a good figure if you compare the similar figures in case of Windows XP's release — only 12%-14% opted for WindowsXP in the first year of its release. With 41% acceptance, Windows7 can make it much bigger. Even the introduction to ScriptLogic's survey says,
the fact that nearly half of organizations surveyed are planning major rollouts during 2009-2010 indicates a high acceptance of Windows 7 among small and medium businesses.ZDnet is also predicting a high projected growth of Windows 7.
Tags: Windows 7, Windows, Microsoft