Plan Your Upgrade To Windows 7
Most CIOs aren’t on the Windows 7 upgrade path just yet. Time to start planning.
No one ever got fired for not buying Windows Vista. Let’s face it: CIOs didn’t have to make that tough a call on the last big PC operating system upgrade. With three-fourths of companies skipping Vista and sticking with XP, according to our latest research, it became clear soon after the Vista launch that the safe bet was for companies to avoid the OS, with its application compatibility problems and heavyweight hardware requirements, and wait for the next version.
Now it’s decision time.
Windows 7 is here for businesses and holds tantalizing improvements in terms of security, employee productivity, and bandwidth management. Think about it. Are you really playing it “safe” to stick with stable and trusted friend XP again, despite the fact that it was first released eight years ago? The good news is that Windows 7 is looking like a solid operating system—nine of 10 companies that have tested it rate it as at least satisfactory, and more than a third consider it excellent. Vista, in comparison, even today gets a poor rating from 43% of survey respondents.