There was a time when the launch of Windows operating system was highly adopted by the technology based businesses, but it seems that the trend is fading away. The latest release of Windows 8 by Microsoft corporation does not seem to excite people anymore. Moreover, some experts say that most companies would never adopt Windows 8.
Most companies are planning not to switch to Windows 8 immediately, while some companies may never adopt it, Reuters reported. The percentage decline from Windows 7, that was launched in 2009, to the latest Windows 8 is massive. Although Windows 8, that hits the market on Oct 26, has numerous features like, touch-screen functionality for tablet buffs, slick new interface and numerous versions to make it compatible with the Pc desktop, but still many businesses are not finding any compelling reason to adopt it. Many business owners do think that Windows 8 is a consumer-oriented product that offers various user-friendly features to the business.
Doug Johnson, head of risk management policy at the American Bankers Association, tells Reuters,
“Windows 8 is, frankly, more of a consumer platform than it is a business platform, so it’s not something that makes any sense from a business perspective at this juncture. There is really no additional business functionality that Windows 8 gives you that I see,”
Gartner analysts thinks the same, as he says,
“We believe 90 percent of large organizations will not deploy Windows 8 broadly, and at its peak, we expect about 20 percent of PCs in large organizations will run Windows 8,”
Undoubtedly such comments must have put Microsoft corporation in a state of turmoil, shock and panic, but that does not mean that the highly popular company would take a back seat and not respond to such comments.
Ron Markezich, head of Microsoft’s Enterprise & Partner Group, said,
“The lines between the consumer and the enterprise are blurring, Business customers are looking forward to Windows 8 because they don’t have to compromise between tablet and PC.”
As per Reuters notes, no matter whatever happens, but in 2013 also Microsoft will try it’s best to motivate companies to migrate from Windows XP, even if it demands the companies to downgrade to Windows 7 instead of Windows 8.
And not to forget, Microsoft’s new Surface tablet is about to make its mark in this highly competitive market and is believed that it would bring fruitful results for the company.