60% of companies to skip Windows 7
According to a survey of over 20,000 IT administrators, conducted by ScriptLogic Corp., six out of ten companies have no plans to deploy Windows 7, while 34% will deploy it by the end of 2010.
42% cited "lack of time and resources" as the biggest reason for avoiding Windows 7. Another 39% had concerns about the compatibility of Windows 7 with their existing software. Sean Angus, a senior personal computer technician at Middlesex Hospital, was quoted in the survey as saying, "The IT department must complete thorough testing to ensure that the applications we rely on each day, specifically radiology information systems and financial applications, will be compatible, before deploying any new platforms or software to our 1,500 desktops."
Another part of the survey found that 35% had already skipped or delayed software upgrades or purchases to save money.