Trends Report

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 30th, 2009
With contributors:
Lauren Nelson , Christian Kane , Natalie Lambert


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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