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Enterprises Warming To Windows Vista

Thirty-One Percent Of Enterprises In North America And Europe Have Begun Deployments, But Penetration Is Still Under 10%

January 30, 2009

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  • By Benjamin Gray
  • with Christian Kane,
  • Natalie Lambert,
  • Lauren Nelson

Why Read This Report

Forrester recently completed its annual hardware survey, and we found that IT managers at North American and European enterprises are slowly warming to Windows Vista. Thirty-one percent of IT decision-makers reported that they have already begun their migration, and Windows Vista is now powering just fewer than 10% of all PCs within enterprises. Despite considerable interest in Windows 7 — Windows Vista's eventual successor that's slated for release in early 2010 — Windows Vista is finally shaping out to be the operating system that dethrones Windows XP. While most IT managers are anticipating the struggle with managing their upcoming dual-OS environments of Windows XP and Windows Vista, some recognize it will only get worse as they are required to more broadly support Macs, Linux, and even consumer PCs as a result of Tech Populism's impact on the client domain.

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