Survey: Corporate adoption of Vista a year or two away

Survey: Corporate adoption of Vista a year or two away

Summary: Enterprise customers are 12 months to 24 months away from seriously adopting Vista, according to a Bank of America survey. Bank of America surveyed 1,200 large enterprise and small to medium sized businesses to gauge interest in Vista.

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Enterprise customers are 12 months to 24 months away from seriously adopting Vista, according to a Bank of America survey.

Bank of America surveyed 1,200 large enterprise and small to medium sized businesses to gauge interest in Vista. The result: Vista's corporate upgrade cycle isn't likely to kick off until Microsoft's 2009 fiscal year.

That outlook means that Microsoft's big game is to convince customers to buy more premium versions of Vista so at least they'll pay more.

Bank of America analyst Kirk Materne said it's likely that Microsoft can sell more expensive versions of Vista due to "enhanced security."

"Large enterprises appear interested in the enhanced security and encryption features in Vista, which bodes well for uptake of the higher priced Enterprise and Ultimate editions of Vista," said Materne in a research note.

Overall, the Bank of America survey just verifies what we already knew--corporate customers aren't jumping to upgrade to Vista. This fact is part of the reason that Microsoft has been working so hard to counter the perception that Vista isn't a hit.

Microsoft has also been reluctant to talk about what's after Vista (including service packs) --largely because it doesn't want to steal thunder from its new operating system.

 

Topics: Windows, Microsoft

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  • Now we know why the patent FUD ...

    Now it comes together why MS has been spreading its alleged patent infringements as fact because if you can't have them adapt the platform in a timely fashion we'll make the alternative radioactive, thus pushing the corporate buyers to Vista more rapidly. Unfortunately there is a major problem with this "business plan".

    A downturn in the economy, which appears more likely every day, is all that is needed and the lack of Vista adaption within the corporate realm will be magnified. Just look at the current status of economy conditions. The markets are overvalued, liquidity is at all time high, housing prices are in decline, and the dollar is extremely weak against the Euro.

    With no available access to credit on the cheap business infrastructure spending will come to a trickle affecting the bottom line at MS. Remember that last quarters record profits were mostly paid for using shareholder equity:

    http://ce.seekingalpha.com/article/34354

    It appears the BOA survey supports this position because if corporate customers are not adapting Vista were are the record Vista sales coming from? Something is afoul in the land of Redmond.
    MisterMiester
  • Vista a hell to install/maintain

    My friend took 4 formats to install Vista with no end in sight.
    1st install: a program screw up the graphic driver with no way to change settings in Vista (researched online and found no solutions)
    2nd install: for some reason, Vista installed itself on the D: drive (weird)
    3rd install: Vista keep on rebooting itself for no apparent reason (well, the computer wouldn't stay on long enough for you to investigate)
    4th install: we'll wait and see.

    Not to mention he had to CALL IN and WAIT 1 HOUR each time to activate Vista since he had tested his copy on a different machine before building this brand new rig he's trying right now...

    All hardware are 2007 March and beyond so we are not dealing with some ancient hardware here.

    Vista is turning out to be a bigger flop then Windows ME... Now I am looking at my copy of Vista Ultimate and wonder if it's worth the trouble to try to install it...
    willyu
  • OK, time to give up...

    I think the time has come for the anti-MS crowd to just give up and accept the fact that Vista already blew past every other non-MS OS out there.

    It doesn't matter how many "Vista is a failure" articles they can come up with, the bottom line is still that [insert favorite non-MS OS] once again lost.

    I'd still like to hear from the FSF, by using the same metrics they used to conclude that Vista is a failure, what does that make Linux? And OS X?

    Corporate adoption of new OSes has always been slow. Vista has already seen more corporate adoption than Linux and OS X combined, so I fail to see what these types of anti-MS articles/blogs gain the ABM crowd. If anything, it points out what big losers they are.
    Qbt
  • My copy of VISTA still in the drawer where it will stay.......

    REASON
    Hardware incompatiability
    Application I run incompatiability
    I loaded XP PRO I have onto the new system and loaded LINUX on the old box
    Why should I have to upgrade a 12 month system that MS testing software reported compatiable.
    Why should I upgrade 12 month old application software.

    MS can go and bolw in the wind.
    carlsf@...