Windows 7 Gains Favor Among Businesses

Windows 7 uptake among businesses has been slow so far, but that could be about to change, according to a new Forrester Research report.

Windows XP has been stubbornly hanging on in enterprises, but as the economy emerges from recession and older PCs limit productivity, Windows 7 appears poised to take off. And that could boost Microsoft’s already strong earnings. Datamation has the scoop.

Windows 7 has so far been “far from overwhelming” in gaining adoption among both enterprises and small and medium businesses (SMB), according to a new survey, but now it is poised for a surge in deployments.

Forrester Research (NASDAQ: FORR) found, in a recent survey of nearly 800 PC decision makers in enterprises and SMBs in North America and Europe, that 10 percent of PCs in businesses are running Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Windows 7 today. That’s up from just 1 percent a year ago.

In fact, the survey found that 46 percent either have specific plans to deploy Windows 7 in the next 12 months, or have already begun their migrations.

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