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.
Windows Vista enterprise adoption rate less than 10 percent
Posted on Wednesday, Feb 04 2009 @ 00:10 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck