Information Week has come up with a really good article about the response that Enterprises have to Windows 8.

You can read more here.

There were some really good takeaways from the article and I think it was very well done.

Companies are actually planning to upgrade to Windows 8

Here’s the cool part. It seems like even at this early stage in the game, enterprises are actually considering Windows 8 and are commiting to moving early.

This is big to me because usually, compnaies are a lot more conservative with not only their plans but even their responses to the surveys.

Will they migrate

Will they migrate

Windows 8 Key Reasons To Migrate

This was interesting but not altogether surprising. Companies are basically planning to move to Windows 8 to get off of Windows XP.

Windows8 reason to migrate

Windows8 reason to migrate

36% of Companies stated “End of support for XP” as a primary reason for upgrading.

Better security and support for new hardware are the secondary reasons for migration to Windows 8.

We’re busy!

Companies stated that other projects have a higher priority than a Windows upgrade as the most important barrier to migration.



This is very interesting as well. On one hand it makes perfect sense that companies have other things going on and other more important projects. On the other hand, I would have expected concerns about costs and compatibility etc to be higher on this list.

This also shows that companies are expecting the migration to Windows 8 to be MAJOR. They are right. It’s going to involve a lot of work and analysis. Smart people.

Deploying Tablets and Smart phones

As expected, deploying tablets and smart phones are at the bottom of the priority list for companies.

Tablets and smartphones

Tablets and smartphones

26% of companies have not yet established a timeline for deploying smartphones and tablets, 21% have no plans to deploy at all and 12% don’t know at all.

Almost 60% in total aren’t in a rush in this regard.

A great article.

About the Author

Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. ( and The Redmond Cloud (

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  • Indra Nawawi Daeng Parani

    Dear Onuora,
    Just as I thought, ” The law of increasing figures prevail”,  I agree to that law, the faster the better, until then we reach the maturity. As an XP, Vista, and windows 7 user, I’m truly sorry to become a barrier to your bright new invention, and hope your inovation will widely be acceptable by the users. I’m still monitoring and feel happy receiving your windows news email, and if my dell inspiron 8600 can’t support your new software product that’s alright with me, you can still leave me behind for not using your new product, I understand that my dell inspiron 8600 won’t last forever, or maybe I will change to a new machine if your inovation delight me in the future. Mr. Onuora don’t stop your creatifity by listening to the cry of those who are not interested in enginering if figures matter, in the place where I lived, I’ve come to this far and it’s hard to follow the know how sent from your country but still I’m trying to learn with my best effort, please tell your expert to make it easier. have a nice trip. Thank you.