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Windows 8: One Statistic May Haunt Microsoft, Business VARs

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Windows 8 PCs will be available October 26. But a statement from Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) CFO Peter Klein has The VAR Guy a little worried about near-term potential Windows 8 business adoption rates. What did Klein say that triggered a nervous twitch for The VAR Guy? Here’s a recap.

During a July 19 earnings call, Klein said: “Today over 50% of enterprise desktops worldwide are running Windows 7 and software assurance attach rates are at an all-time high.”

Translation: It’s a safe bet CIOs won’t move all of those existing Windows 7 desktops to Windows 8 anytime soon. Remember: Windows 7 is a fairly new operating system, and the real corporate PC upgrade opportunity is from Windows XP.

To learn more and to read the entire article at its source, please refer to the following page, Windows 8: One Statistic May Haunt Microsoft, Business VARs- The VAR Guy

     

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