Forrester Report on Windows 7 Commercial Adoption
More than one year after its general availability (GA) launch, Windows 7 powers one out of every 10
PCs within North American and European companies. While far from overwhelming - especially
considering that Windows XP still powers 75% - IT managers worldwide are preparing for a significant
desktop transformation over the next three years. Why?
As firms naturally refresh their PCs, IT managers are already deploying Windows 7 on 31% of new PCs today, and within a year the number will increase to 83%. But this desktop transformation involves more than just a simple hardware refresh and operating system upgrade. It also entails empowering their workforce with more modern browsers,office suite and productivity applications, connectivity options, and security controls.