TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
5,676 Reviews & Articles | 36,072 News Posts
Weekly Giveaway: Fractal Design Arc Cases Contest (Global Entry!)

Survey shows that 33% of companies plan on upgrading to Windows 8

Just 33% of companies have plans to upgrade to Windows 8

| Operating Systems News | Posted: Oct 17, 2012 9:28 am

With Windows 8 closer than ever, a new survey has popped from Forrester Research that finds that around 33% of companies have plans to upgrade to Windows 8, with 10% of them planning to not bother with Windows 8 at all.

 

TweakTown image news/2/6/26257_03_survey_shows_that_33_of_companies_plan_on_upgrading_to_windows_8.jpg

 

Around 40% of those surveyed admitted that they haven't even considered Microsoft's new OS. Compared to Windows 7, this is a considerable drop in companies planning to upgrade operating systems, according to The Wall Street Journal:

 

At the same point before Windows 7 was released in 2009, two-thirds of companies surveyed said they planned to migrate to Windows 7, and 28% said they hadn't yet considered Windows 7 or planned to skip it.

 

I can understand why most businesses don't want to make the move, as there's nothing that Windows 8 does that makes it an absolute requirement that upgrades be done. Yes, it has touchscreen functionality built directly into the core of the OS itself, but for a business who just needs an operating system that can handle email, productivity, and other normal tasks, upgrading to Windows 8 is useless. For consumers, it's a huge push - but it requires a new PC or a touchscreen at least.

NEWS SOURCE
Bgr.com

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Operating Systems news at our Operating Systems news index page.

Do you get our news RSS feed? Get It!

Post a Comment about this news

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

Latest Downloads

View More Latest Downloads

TweakTown Web Poll

Question: Did EA kill the Battlefield franchise with the terrible BF4 issues?

Yes, Battlefield is doomed

No, Battlefield will live on strong

I'm not sure, but I know EA needs to improve its game

or View the Results

View More Polls

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases
Get TweakTown updates via Facebook!
Just click the "Like" button below