Majority of businesses will upgrade to Windows 7, research finds


Majority of businesses will upgrade to Windows 7, research finds

Cliff Saran

Almost two-thirds of users plan to upgrade to Windows 7 according to a survey of 1,500 IT managers conducted by research house ITIC for Sunbelt Software.

The ITIC/Sunbelt Software Windows 7 Deployment Trends & Timetable survey polled C-level executives and IT managers worldwide regarding their Windows 7 deployment plans and timetables.

The survey found that 49% of businesses would upgrade to Windows 7 within the first year, another 11% said would wait until the first Service Pack was available, while 40% of respondents had no specific upgrade timetable.

IT managers said the main reasons for not upgrading included the need to determine application compatibility issues with legacy hardware and software and a lack of a compelling business case to upgrade.

Those users with no plans to upgrade were also happy with their Windows XP and Vista deployments.

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