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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

Anthony Garreffa | Oct 17, 2012 at 4:28 am CDT (0 mins, 57 secs time to read)

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.

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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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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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