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Sunday, 23 July 2006 16:57

Corporations indicate that Vista not a priority

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A new survey of senior management and IT executives from small and large organizations indicates that market adoption of Windows Vista will be a long and drawn out process, with many companies having no immediate plans to migrate to the new Microsoft operating system.

A survey conducted by research group IBRS in conjunction with iTWire in July 2006, received 253 reponses, including 38% IT executives, 29% CEOs (all from small companies) and 7% systems admistrators.

The survey covered organisations of all sizes; 59% had <99 desktops, 17% had 99-1000 desktops and 24% 1000+.

When asked when they intend to migrate to Vista; 9% said they will adopt it short after it is released; 10% after service pack 1; 16% as new hardware is installed, 12% only when XP expires and 38% said they do not have any plans to adopt Vista.

Only 17% of the respondents had an agreed strategy; 23% had talked about it but not agreed to a strategy and 61% had not even looked at the issue.

According to the IBRS report, which will be released this week, corporations are aware of Windows Vista, however with less than 20% or survey respondents having an agreed to strategy for dealing with the migration, Vista is not a high priority.

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Stan Beer

 

Stan Beer co-founded iTWire in 2005. With 30 plus years of experience working in IT and Australian technology media, Beer has published articles in most of the IT publications that have mattered, including the AFR, The Australian, SMH, The Age, as well as a multitude of trade publications.

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