Rate of Migration of Companies to Vista-- Much Less Pent Up Demand?


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Chad Harris

Businesses in no hurry to buy Vista
'Let somebody else work out the bugs' in Windows update

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/279588_msftvista01.html

Windows Vista: What Deployment Plans Mean for Microsoft, Its
Partners, and Competitors
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http://www.jupiterresearch.com/bin/item.pl/research:concept/1093/id=97517/

"Microsoft Corp. may have to wait at least a year for most U.S. companies to
switch to the new version of its Windows operating system, according to a
survey by JupiterResearch.

About 50 percent of companies either won't deploy Windows Vista at all or
will wait at least 13 months after the system's November corporate release
to begin installation, said Jupiter analyst Joe Wilcox, who surveyed 207
companies with more than 100 employees. An additional 13 percent had never
heard of the new operating system.

The results suggest a setback for Chief Executive Steve Ballmer's plan to
use Vista to revive sales growth in Microsoft's $13.2 billion Windows
business. Windows runs almost 95 percent of the world's personal computers,
and Vista, more than two years behind schedule, will be the first new
version from Microsoft in five years.




Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Businesses in no hurry to buy Vista
'Let somebody else work out the bugs' in Windows update

By DINA BASS
BLOOMBERG NEWS

Microsoft Corp. may have to wait at least a year for most U.S. companies to
switch to the new version of its Windows operating system, according to a
survey by JupiterResearch.

About 50 percent of companies either won't deploy Windows Vista at all or
will wait at least 13 months after the system's November corporate release
to begin installation, said Jupiter analyst Joe Wilcox, who surveyed 207
companies with more than 100 employees. An additional 13 percent had never
heard of the new operating system.

The results suggest a setback for Chief Executive Steve Ballmer's plan to
use Vista to revive sales growth in Microsoft's $13.2 billion Windows
business. Windows runs almost 95 percent of the world's personal computers,
and Vista, more than two years behind schedule, will be the first new
version from Microsoft in five years.

"These numbers should show enormous pent-up demand for Vista and they just
don't," said Wilcox, who is based in Kensington, Md. Wilcox expects it will
take at least seven years for Vista to push out older versions of Windows"

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Bernie

Chad said:
Businesses in no hurry to buy Vista
'Let somebody else work out the bugs' in Windows update

In my years as a techie I worked on three Win95 rollouts at different UK
companies. They all took place in either 97 or 98. So what's new?
 

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