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Windows 7: 60% of companies to skip windows 7

18 Oct 2009   #21
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've talked to numerous friends who are in the IT field and it seems that most of them work in an office environment where they have no plans whatsoever to move to Windows 7. They just really don't see the features and the functionality to warrant the "need" to move their from what they already have.


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18 Oct 2009   #22
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
Actually a new business model is emerging -- a lot of IT sites now either buy or help subsidize people with laptops -- the old fashioned Dinosaur model of 1000's of desktops in large offices is probably only applicable to things like off-shored / Indian call centers etc.

The laptops can have W7 -- and logon can always be made to corporate XP / vpn's etc which can be upgraded at will.

At my place external consultants are encouraged to use their own laptops as well -- keeps the business costs RIGHT DOWN.

Old fashioned workstations are really of the Dinosaur era.

Note that with modern laptops you can plug in really nice monitors which is what our place has done -- no more XP desktops (by mid 2010 - being done dept by dept - but even the desktops now logon to the corporate vpn / servers so maintenance is a doddle).

Cheers
jimbo
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18 Oct 2009   #23
Kari

 

IMO this is a classical "half empty - half full" topic. Critics like to point out this ScriptLogic's study, telling that 60% of companies have no plans to migrate to Win7. Why not read it like 40% of companies interviewed tell they are going to migrate before the end of 2010.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Reuters
The survey found about 60 percent of those surveyed have no plans to deploy Windows 7, 34 percent will deploy it by the end of 2010 and only 5.4 percent will deploy by year's end.
(From Reuters' article)

It's a lot more than was from XP to Vista during the first year. In fact, I think it is quite a lot.

Every story have several angles.

Kari
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18 Oct 2009   #24
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I think one has to distinguish between people that use their PC as a toy (like most of us) and people that use the PC as a work tool. The latter will make a simple cost/effect calculation and on that basis it is always difficult to justify change. Besides the cost of the new software, they have a major bill on education including all the frustration from people that really do not want to learn new stuff.
Enthusiasts like us, however, will probably move pretty fast. For us it is a challenge to learn the new system and to play around with it. We are the "explorers".
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18 Oct 2009   #25
patio

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

Sheer speculation at best...
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18 Oct 2009   #26
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by patio View Post
Sheer speculation at best...

Any forecast/outlook is speculation to a certain degree. But some of it follows logic and the numbers.
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19 Oct 2009   #27
patio

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

Doesn't matter what logic or number set it follows...it remains speculation.

Take a stroll down history lane and look up the same articles regarding business deployment of both XP and Vista prior to their release...

They were sadly both way off the mark.
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19 Oct 2009   #28
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

While I can't dispute the article, I can say that the atmosphere regarding "upgrading" to Window 7 in our enterprise is vastly different than it was when Vista came out.

With Vista, any mention of upgrading drew laughs and scorn. Whereas, we are actually doing a formal "Migration Plan" for Windows 7 right now! And, that will migrate over 1000 desktops and laptops.

And, that's not even considering the Virtual XP option as our machines don't have the virtualization in hardware required to do that.

So, I would expect that 40% to grow a lot within 12 months -- presuming that the "upgrade" experiences in the Enterprise world were positive.
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19 Oct 2009   #29
H2SO4

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chuckr View Post
I can't wait for the Antman's proposal on this one...

Let alone "z3r010"s...

I'd go just for the NZ lamb chops on the barbie, if I had sulfuric's phone number...
I would go there myself, if I only had the time. It's over 8 years now from my last visit to the beautiful Kiwiland.

The offer is valid. With those figures there is money to make to both parts.

Kari
Sulphuric's an Aussie, not a Kiwi (the flags look just, just totally different :P), but at those prices we could finance a group SF junket to beautiful NZ for most of the regulars!

We'd dilligently invest the 15 minutes necessary to "retrain" the users to deal with the implications of the New And Different Start Menu, and we'd spend the rest of the week on a coastal jaunt around the North Island: Auckland, Wellington, Napier, the Coromandel Peninsula, then up to the Bay of Islands
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20 Oct 2009   #30
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by H2SO4 View Post
Sulphuric's an Aussie, not a Kiwi (the flags look just, just totally different :P), but at those prices we could finance a group SF junket to beautiful NZ for most of the regulars!

We'd dilligently invest the 15 minutes necessary to "retrain" the users to deal with the implications of the New And Different Start Menu, and we'd spend the rest of the week on a coastal jaunt around the North Island: Auckland, Wellington, Napier, the Coromandel Peninsula, then up to the Bay of Islands
I do know he's an Aussie...

The intent was meant as:

No matter where the "assignment" was (not nec NZ),
I would only feel 'safe and confident' with Expert help a phone call away,
when it 'hit the fan' (and a few will...).

The coastal jaunt would have been something to look forward to,
after all users had the SF gadget installed...

A group SF junket would be --- ahhh, --- awesome...
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