CIOs are kicking off their Windows 7 deployment plans as they prepare to finally say farewell to Windows XP, according to silicon.com's exclusive CIO Jury.
Although more than 100 million Windows 7 licences have already been sold - making it the fastest-selling Windows OS in history according to Microsoft - the majority of organisations have been slow to upgrade. Most are still wedded to Windows XP according to recent research, which found three-quarters of companies still use XP as their desktop operating system, nearly a decade after the XP operating system was released.
But all of this could soon change: asked whether they are planning to upgrade to Windows 7 before the end of 2011, the silicon.com CIO Jury voted yes by a margin of 10 to two.
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