New Windows 8 Enterprise Research from Information Week

read more here. There were some really good takeaways from the article and I think it was very well done.

Companies are actually planning to upgrade to Windows 8

Here’s the cool part. It seems like even at this early stage in the game, enterprises are actually considering Windows 8 and are commiting to moving early. This is big to me because usually, compnaies are a lot more conservative with not only their plans but even their responses to the surveys. [caption id="attachment_9151" align="alignnone" width="590"]Will they migrate Will they migrate[/caption]

Windows 8 Key Reasons To Migrate

This was interesting but not altogether surprising. Companies are basically planning to move to Windows 8 to get off of Windows XP. [caption id="attachment_9150" align="alignnone" width="590"]Windows8 reason to migrate Windows8 reason to migrate[/caption] 36% of Companies stated “End of support for XP” as a primary reason for upgrading. Better security and support for new hardware are the secondary reasons for migration to Windows 8.

We’re busy!

Companies stated that other projects have a higher priority than a Windows upgrade as the most important barrier to migration. [caption id="attachment_9152" align="alignnone" width="590"]busy busy[/caption] This is very interesting as well. On one hand it makes perfect sense that companies have other things going on and other more important projects. On the other hand, I would have expected concerns about costs and compatibility etc to be higher on this list. This also shows that companies are expecting the migration to Windows 8 to be MAJOR. They are right. It’s going to involve a lot of work and analysis. Smart people.

Deploying Tablets and Smart phones

As expected, deploying tablets and smart phones are at the bottom of the priority list for companies. [caption id="attachment_9154" align="alignnone" width="590"]Tablets and smartphones Tablets and smartphones[/caption] 26% of companies have not yet established a timeline for deploying smartphones and tablets, 21% have no plans to deploy at all and 12% don’t know at all. Almost 60% in total aren’t in a rush in this regard. A great article.]]>

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