Windows® 7 upgrade: A top priority for IT professionals
In the 2012 IT Priorities Survey conducted by technology media company TechTarget, it was found that Windows 7 will be the main area of focus for IT professionals during this year. Around 41% of the survey’s respondents regarded Windows 7 as a top priority. Migration to Windows 7 has become necessary as support for Windows XP from Microsoft will officially end in April 2014. In the survey, Windows Server migration to Windows Server 8 was also reported to be on the priority list of ITdepartments.
Desktop virtualization is also on the minds of the IT people as 57% of the respondents gave it a medium priority. However, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is not popular enough and will take a while to be adopted by a majority of companies. Business may be reluctant to implement virtualization projects as investments are required in the back-end systems related to data centers, storage, and networking facilities. In the survey, 7% rated server virtualization as a low priority.
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