Microsoft: Nearly 80% of Businesses Still Stuck in 2001

By on July 13, 2010
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A large majority of businesses still use Win XP on a 4.4 year old system.

A good estimation of the colossal failure of Windows Vista came in the form of a stat bomb Tammi Reller, VP of MS Windows, dropped in yesterday at the Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference.

Reller said that 74% of all businesses in the world still use Windows XP. A specific reason reason for the poor adoption wasn’t given but it can be attributed to the negative press received for Vista, and that, according to Reller, the average age of a PC in a business is 4.4 years old, the highest it has been in a decade.

But, like any good business, Microsoft were quick to give it a positive rub saying that it sees the poor adoption rate as an opportunity to compel businesses to jump in and upgrade to the latest hardware and operation system.

Microsoft are expecting to sell 350 million Windows 7 licenses in 2010 alone, according to CEO Steve Ballmer. I hope it does, or he will go screaming again.

Source: Business Insider.


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