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IT Buyers Gravitating Toward Windows 7

Corporate IT usually likes to take its time when it comes to deploying new operating systems, but a new survey finds growing interest in moving to Microsoft Windows 7 as soon as possible -- even before the first Service Pack debuts.

That's a change from earlier efforts at taking the pulse of IT buyers around Windows 7. And it's certainly a radical departure from the level of interest garnered by Windows Vista, which plenty of enterprises have passed on deploying at all. CIO Update takes a look.

What a difference a year makes. In March 2009, a survey of more than 1,100 IT decision makers by market research firm Dimensional Research found that 82 percent of those surveyed planned to wait at least a year after Windows 7's release before deploying Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT) replacement for Windows Vista.

Now, a year later, a new, January survey of 923 IT decision makers also conducted by Dimensional Research found that 58 percent plan to deploy Windows 7 by the end of 2010. Both surveys were commissioned by systems management appliance vendor KACE, which was acquired by Dell last month.

Read the full story at CIO Update:
IT Has a Big Change in Attitude for Windows 7