Quote: Originally Posted by echrada
Stuff in these sort of articles is just "management or Consultant Speak" and the content in them is less likely to pass than I have of winning a Gold Medal in the 100 m mens final at the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Same with the total rubbish (again much loved by management and consultants alike) often published by Gartner.
In the future large corporations are likely to consider a new business model for updating Computer hardware -- at the desktop level it makes sense to give grants or Loans for users to buy and use their own desktop gear (Laptops etc) and just provide the Network infrastructure. This will be considerably cheaper for them and the end users will like this too -- these days most Home users have FAR better equipment than is seen in the average Office.
It makes double sense anyway since loads of people in Offices do some time with "Remote" or "Home" working anyway now -- and "Old fashioned" companies that don't allow this will soon be finding themselves with Staff shortages. -- The Recession won't last for ever.
Licensed products such as OFFICE for Home use also keep the cost of software down as well.
However to get back to the point - Windows 7 WILL be a huge success for Microsoft but not probably in the Corporate sector for the reason(s) I've stated above and on other similar posts on this type of topic.
It WILL be HUGE for home users.
Note also that Microsoft actually makes MORE money from OFFICE products for business than Windows anyway so in any case they should be encouraging the business model of users supplying their own laptops etc.