UAE enterprises lead in migrating from Windows® Vista® to Windows® 7
Compared to other Gulf countries, migration from Microsoft Vista to Windows 7 among enterprises is taking place more in the UAE.
Charbel Fakhoury, General Manager of Microsoft Gulf has told Emirates Business that major customers such as Emirates airline, Mubadala and Petroleum Oman are evaluating and planning to migrate to Windows 7. Corporate accounts are having an early migration to Windows 7. Currently, UAE customer numbers are the largest who are assessing and migrating to Windows 7.
Microsoft would be launching the new OS on October 22 globally, but has made it available at Gitex Shopper on pre-loaded notebooks and netbooks for the region. Due to compatibility features for both hardware and software, it would be easier for Microsoft's customers to move to Windows 7.
The telecom, government and banking segments in the Gulf are interested in migrating to Windows 7.
Steven Guggenheimer, Corporate Vice-President, OEM, told Emirates Business they have tested Windows 7 on 100 computers and received customer feedback and a lot of positive reports are coming in on the system. These reports indicate that sales will get significant boost due to Windows 7. They want to make sure that everyday tasks and media are handled well.
Although Windows 7 has important features that Vista did not have, which will help improve organizations' abilities to deploy it, but still, analysts point out it is not a major architectural release and it builds on the plumbing changes Microsoft made in Vista.
Michael Silver, vice-president and analyst at Gartner has said that Windows 7 has enhanced memory management which allows users to have a better experience than with Windows Vista with similar or even slightly lower PC specifications.
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