Bad news for Microsoft, a new survey by Quest Software's ScriptLogic unit which received feedback from 1,000 IT admins found that nearly 60 percent have no current plans to adopt Windows 7. Just over five percent is planning to switch to Windows 7 this year, and a bit more than a third intends to do so by the end of next year.
"This survey highlights the impact the economy has had on IT, with thirty five percent of respondents saying they've saved money by skipping upgrades and delaying purchases," said Nick Cavalancia, vice president of Windows management at ScriptLogic. "This is likely a reason why IT administrators will put off a Windows 7 migration."
The survey found the top two barriers to adoption were lack of time and resources (offered by 42 percent of respondents) and application compatibility (given by nearly 39 percent of those surveyed).