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Microsoft Terrified Companies Won't Upgrade To Windows 7
For the moment, put aside any concerns over Microsoft's flagging online presence or the long-term threat of Office-competitors like Google (GOOG) Apps. The biggest problem for Microsoft over the next 12-18 months is whether enterprise customers, a whopping 71% of whom never upgraded off Windows XP, will embrace the upcoming Windows 7, or whether they'll stick it out with XP for years to come.
The specific problem: While a Vista-to-7 upgrade seems easy, upgrading from XP-to-7 (or even XP-to-Vista, which is how Microsoft got stuck in this hole in the first place) is a major headache. For an enterprise client with thousands (or tens of thousands) of PCs, upgrading off XP could easily be the most difficult and/or expensive IT deployment a company will undertake all year.
Nice try, but no one is going to upgrade Vista now.
What we still don't hear, and what we're starting to fear there's no good answer for: Other than the fear of having official support for Windows XP applications cut off, just what exactly are the quantifiable, ROI-generating benefits of Windows 7 for the enterprise? It's certainly not "touch"
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