Migrating to Vista--or not?
Trumpeted to the world at the time, Microsoft Vista was finally released to the general public on January 30, 2007. More than five years in development, Longhorn, as Vista was codenamed, encountered a number of public delays and represented the longest time span between two releases of Microsoft Windows.
Almost a year later, Vista is now making headlines again. This time, however, for its lack of customer adoption. In a recent King Research Survey, a study of over 900 IT professionals, found that 90% of those surveyed had concerns about migrating to Vista and only 1% had migrated to the operating system. 53% reported that they had no plans to migrate to Vista at all. Even more startling was that 44% indicated that they had considered migrating to alternative operating systems in order to avoid Vista, the leading alternatives being Macintosh and Linux.
So how do Vista migration concerns relate to systems management appliances?
When asked about major barriers to switching from Windows, 45% cited systems management challenges prevent adoption of non-Windows operating systems and 89% of respondents viewed a single systems management interface for multiple operating systems as particularly beneficial. KACE System Management and Deployment Appliances allow organizations to manage Windows as well as non-Windows operating systems all from a single interface.
If you’re planning to migrate to Vista, or not, you owe it to yourself to learn more about KACE appliances. In the meantime, download your free copy of King Research Survey: Windows Vista Adoption and Alternatives today.
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