Gartner restates Windows 8 is a slow burner

Gartner's head of research Peter Sondergaard has used a speech at the analyst firm's symposium in Orlando to restate that Windows 8 will take time to penetrate the corporate market

Gartner has restated the view that Windows 8 is not going to be a mainstream corporate product for at least the next 18 months.

Earlier this month the vendor talked about the risks of making a move to the forthcoming Microsoft operating system and at its Symposium event in Florida it again underlined its view that now is not the time for adopting the software.

In his speech Peter Sondergaard, head of Gartner Research, said that 90% of enterprises will bypass broadscale deployment of Windows 8 at least through 2014.

He had more positive things to say about worldwide IT spending, expecting it to grow 3.8% reaching $4 trillion in four years, and that by 2015 4.4m IT jobs globally will be created to support big data.

In addition looking into his crystal ball revealed that in less than two years iPads will be more common in business than Blackberries and 70% of mobile workers will use a tablet or hybrid device by 2018.

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