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CIO jury: Finally getting ready to ditch XP

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.
Written by Steve Ranger, Global News Director on

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.

For more on this story, read Windows 7: CIOs are finally preparing to ditch XP on silicon.com.

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