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The Economic Impact of Microsoft's Windows 7, Worldwide

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Executive Summary

This profile quantifies the forecasted economic impact that Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system will have worldwide from launch in October 2009 to the end of 2010. The impact is seen in IT employment, revenues to firms in the Microsoft ecosystem, and investment in products and services working with or supporting the new operating system. The employment, revenue, and investment in local IT ecosystems from Windows 7 will help the IT industry to assist economies around the world in climbing out of the current economic crisis and building toward long-term growth.

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