Microsoft is clearly hoping that Windows 8 will be used, not just by consumers but by large businesses. The company has already posted up some advice for large corporations on how to proceed with Windows 8 update plans.
However, many big businesses may not even bother with a Windows 8 upgrade. TechRepublic.com posted up the results of a new survey of 1,200 IT employees, asking about their company's plans to adopt Windows 8. The results show that 23.8 percent of them will flat out skip an update to Windows 8. Another 49.9 percent of the people who were survey have "no current plans" for a Windows 8 update but did admit that they could change their minds in the future.
Only 10.7 percent of the IT employees in the survey claim their company will update to Windows 8 in the next 12 months. Another 4.6 percent say they will wait until the first service pack for Windows 8 is launched. Finally, 11 percent of the people who were polled have plans to launch a Windows 8 upgrade but don't currently have any specific time on when that might happen.
The survey also claims that the new touch screen UI for Windows 8 was a big factor in businesses not wanting to upgrade, with 41.4 percent of the people who were polled citing it as a reason for their organization to not make the big change. Hopefully with the solid reviews the UI, and the rest of Windows 8, is getting from the media, some businesses might change their minds.
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