Operating systems

Avoiding the Seven Pitfalls of Windows 7 Adoption

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Executive Summary

Windows 7 adoptions is one of IT is top priorities for 2010. While the most prevalent impetus for adoption is the impending extinction of Windows XP support, other catalysts are driving the timing and strategy for Windows 7 implementation. These range from needed upgrades that were deferred during the recent economic downturn, to setting the foundation for PC cloud computing, enabling the mobile workforce, and implementing green IT. Time is running short, as a solid adoption strategy requires 12 to 18 months for thorough planning and testing before actual Windows 7 deployment can begin. But nearly two-thirds of companies do not yet have a Windows 7 adoption plan in place. As long as these companies remain underprepared for this particularly complex IT upgrade.

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