Nearly half of businesses are in some phase of preparing to update desktops to Windows Vista, with small businesses moving the fastest to implement the OS, according to a report released Monday.
The number of organizations evaluating and testing Vista increased from 29% in February 2007 to 48% by early November 2007, found the report, commissioned by reseller CDW and based on information collected by Walker Information from 772 IT decision makers. Moreover, about 35% of companies are currently implementing or have implemented Vista already, compared to 12% last February, the report said.
The report is the third of a wave of reports on Vista adoption that CDW has done since the OS was in its final testing phases in October 2006. In the latest phase of release, which tracked Vista adoption from Oct. 31 to Nov. 7, 2007, small businesses comprised 53% of those companies either using or evaluating Vista. The higher-education segment came in second, with 49% reporting that they are evaluating or using the OS, while medium-to-large businesses were third, with 48%.
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