IT managers say Vista is 'a distraction'

Almost half of IT professionals feel that migrating to Microsoft Vista is a distraction from more important issues.

Almost half of IT professionals feel that migrating to Microsoft Vista is a distraction from more important issues.

In a survey of 150 IT managers across different industries, 49% said Vista would take them away from more pressing issues, and 54% believed it would cause application incompatibility.

The survey, conducted by online research specialist emedia, also found however that 82% of respondents expected that Vista will improve security and compliance - a key marketing message from Microsoft in its Vista promotion campaign.

In addition, 63% said Vista would cause financial pressure on their organisation. But other positives from using Vista included desktop infrastructure optimisation (49%), finding and using information more easily (42%), and enabling a mobile workforce (30%).

But less than half (47%) of respondents expect their organisation to migrate to Vista in the foreseeable future, and more than a quarter (27%) expect Vista to have no impact on their business within the next 18 months.

The first service pack for Vista is expected from Microsoft before the year is out.

Related article: Vista service pack being prepared

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