Corporate users are often limited in computing choices. The vendor that writes the software that runs our business will tell us what OS to use. These vendors are often slow to support new platforms. Many organizations do not upgrade the end-user hardware as often as they should.
We are still 99% on XP but have been purchasing licenses for Win 7. We are struggling to keep up with the many IT projects that we already have -- let alone consider upgrading old computers.
Is the industry moving to desktop virtualization? Are we moving to low-power ARM-based computers at each desktop? Is Windows 8 just a desperate attempt to grab the Tablet/Net-top/thin-client market before it goes to open-source? Microsoft's RDP is gaining momentum. Will we be using RD Server for everything in the future?
If you tell me that the industry has not yet picked a clear direction, then I say, wait...wait...wait.
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