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Let's talk about Windows 7 at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2009

If you're a senior IT leader who's attending Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2009, Bill Detwiler wants to sit down for a few minutes and talk about your organization's plans for Windows 7 deployment.

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2009 is just a month away, and I'll be there covering the event for TechRepublic. Besides fighting for a good seat at the keynotes and combing the show floor for the latest business tech, I'll be talking with attendees. More specifically, I'm setting up interviews with senior IT leaders about their plans regarding Windows 7.

If you're a CIO, IT Director, or senior IT manager, I'd like to sit down for a few minutes and discuss your organization's plans for Windows 7 deployment. Will you be deploying Windows 7? Why did you choose or not choose to deploy Windows 7? How will you structure your deployment--staged, all-at-once, as hardware is replaced? Which Windows 7 version will you deploy?

I expect the interviews to take about 10 minutes, and I'd like to film them for publication in the TR Dojo blog. I'll be publishing the videos throughout the event.

If you're attending the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2009 in Orlando next month, and are interested in being interviewed, you can me through the Contact link to the left of my photo at the top of the TR Dojo blog. You can also send me a direct message using the "Send private message" feature on my TechRepublic profile page.

See you in Orlando!

About

Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...

4 comments
wbtedrick
wbtedrick

Business is very slow overall and there is no compelling reason to change from XP at the desktop. No real gains in productivity it's just the same M$ dog and pony show as Vista IMHO.

Bill Detwiler
Bill Detwiler

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2009 is just a month away, and I?ll be there covering the event for TechRepublic. Besides fighting for a good seat at the keynotes and combing the show floor for the latest business tech, I?ll be talking with attendees. If you?re a CIO, IT Director, or senior IT manager, I?d like to sit down for a few minutes and discuss your organization?s plans for Windows 7 deployment. Will you be deploying Windows 7? Why did you choose or not choose to deploy Windows 7? How will you structure your deployment?staged, all-at-once, as hardware is replaced? Which Windows 7 version will you deploy?

mkoelsch
mkoelsch

Bill, I like Win 7. The install seem nice, it runs well, and seems to have good compatability with the apps we run. That being said, we have no plans to migrate from XP to Win7. I have not tested it on an average user, but our users are used to the Windows classic interface, and I really believe that the Win 7 interface would confuse a lot of them. Frankly, we are like many other businesses in that we are trying to extend the refresh cycle, and some of our older machines that run XP fine will not do so with Win 7. It may happen in the future, but for now there is not a compelling reason for us.

Tony Hopkinson
Tony Hopkinson

bunch of tossers? You can write what they know about real IT on the back a midge's wing with a whiteboard marker.