I read a quote by the Gartner Group that made me feel just like the kid in the picture above – Really?
Maybe it’s because it came from Fox News… who knows…
*sigh* Here we go..
Michael Silver, a vice president at research firm Gartner who studies personal computers, exclusively told FoxNews.com that many companies have what he calls “migration fatigue” and will skip Windows 8 entirely. “We … expect most companies to skip it,” Silver told FoxNews.com. “To the extent that the market expects companies to adopt Windows 8 in large numbers, it may be disappointed.”
Corporate America just went through a massive upgrade to Windows 7, which most consider a raging success for consumers and business: Gartner estimates that 80 percent of companies skipped Vista and went to Windows 7. Some remain on Windows XP, slow to move due to costs or legacy software. Now, because of the immense cost, they’ll skip Win 8 as well, he said.
But there’s a silver lining to Windows 8, Silver said, a word that gives consumers goosebumps: tablets.
“The market is obviously waiting for Microsoft to have an OS that can run on a tablet that can compete with the iPad,” Silver told FoxNews.com. “So far, most of the Android tablets have been less than successful. Windows 8 will be another measure of whether there is a tablet market or just an iPad market,” he said.
OK, let’s start from the beginning here.
many companies have what he calls “migration fatigue” and will skip Windows 8 entirely.
I don’t care what kind of research firm Gartner is but it’s the height of irresponsibility to speculate about an Operating System you haven’t seen. Period.
An Operating System you haven’t touched and used. An OS which hasn’t had a list price announced. An OS which may have value to the enterprise that you have no idea about.
Then he goes on to say even more:
Gartner estimates that 80 percent of companies skipped Vista and went to Windows 7. Some remain on Windows XP, slow to move due to costs or legacy software. Now, because of the immense cost, they’ll skip Win 8 as well, he said.
You know what, let’s just cancel the BUILD conference. Because of the immense cost? I’m sorry, how much is it going to cost to move to Windows 8? Oh that’s right..WE DON’T KNOW YET!
Look here’s the issue. We just don’t know enough about Windows 8 to know whether it will be a raging success or not but an analyst should be more tempered in their quotes.
Will enterprises skip Windows 8? – Hard to tell, depends on what Microsoft brings to the table with this release. ROI..
Hey Gartner remember ROI? What can this OS do to help companies save money? Oh, that’s right – WE DON’T KNOW YET!
You cannot be so categorical about things that are impossible to know. It just kills the credibility you think you have.
He couldn’t even wait for the BUILD conference?
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you – Gartner.