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

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

By Anthony Garreffa from Oct 17, 2012 @ 4:28 CDT

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.


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.


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