Windows Vista enterprise adoption rate less than 10 percent

Posted on Wednesday, Feb 04 2009 @ 00:10 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Forrester Research reports Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system still hasn't convinced enterprises. The operating system has already been on the market for two years, but it's struggling to gain marketshare from its older brother, Windows XP. A new report from the research firm indicates Windows Vista adoption is just fewer than 10 percent of all PCs within enterprises. And the adoption rate isn't likely to rise by a lot, since Windows 7 is already on the horizon so there isn't really an incentive to upgrade to Vista anymore.
Forrester's report is titled "Enterprises Warming To Windows Vista", but that's only because they are trying to put a positive spin on the abysmal adoption figures of Windows Vista in the enterprise market. Last July, a report from that same Forrester stated that Vista adoption in enterprises was stuck at 8.8%, compared to Windows XP's 87.1%, and they even called Vista the "new Coke". The new report puts Windows Vista adoption at "just fewer than 10 per cent of all PCs within enterprises."

They are trying to make it all a little more positive for the much-maligned XP successor by also stating that 31% of IT decision makers "have begun their migration" to Vista - but that can mean anything from reading Micorsoft's Vista pages to actually placing orders for new machines, so it doesn't mean a whole lot.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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