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Windows 7, like it or not

“”Already 66% of the firms we recently surveyed expect to
migrate to Windows 7 eventually, although most don’t have firm
plans yet,” writes Gray, who clearly believes they better get
cracking. “That leaves just 27% of organizations that haven’t yet
looked at adopting Windows 7 thoroughly enough and 2% that are
considering alternatives to Windows 7, namely Windows 8, Mac OS X,
and Linux.”

“Gray advises managers running Windows XP shops to start
preparing now for what could be a long and bumpy upgrade path. For
most firms, the processes involved — application
compatibility testing, image development, application packaging and
testing — can take anywhere from 12 to 18 months.”

But Windows is supposed to be “easy”– ed.


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