John Paczkowski

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Six in Ten Businesses Suffering From Post-Traumatic Vista Syndrome

When Windows 7 arrives at market in October, it will be ignored by more businesses than adopted. That’s the conclusion of a new survey conducted by Quest Software’s ScriptLogic unit, which polled 1,000 corporations on their plans for Microsoft’s (MSFT) forthcoming operating system. While 5.4 percent of respondents said they plan to deploy Windows 7 this calendar year and 34 percent by the end of 2010, 59.3 percent said they had no plans to deploy it at all.

Why the hesitation? A little gun-shy after that ill-starred Vista deployment? Perhaps. Of those surveyed, 42 percent cited lack of time and resources as their reason for not upgrading. 39 percent said they had concern about the compatibility of Windows 7 with existing applications (click on chart below).


Always wise to wait for the release of that first service pack, right? That said, the fact that nearly 40 percent of businesses do plan to upgrade by the end of 2010 is noteworthy. That’s a high level of adoption for a new OS, especially in the current economic climate.