A poll run by Unisys says that Windows 7 adoption has been slow. Not terrible but slower than people would have liked or expected. Windows 7 is a great OS from my perspective. It adds tons of features for admins and users alike. That said, I can see why a small business person would be looking at Windows XP running on his 5 year old PC and say to himself, “Outside of IE9, what does Windows 7 really offer me.” To that person, I would say that it offers progress. Sure there isn’t likely to be that one feature that really does it for you but you will need new hardware eventually. When that happens the drivers or software that you will load likely won’t support Windows XP.
While hardware refreshes might be only place for some business to upgrade their desktop OS’s large corporations will need a more strategic approach since their apps and support options will need to be planned for. A lack of vision on that area could leave those companies struggling to catch up.
Until next time,