Barney's Blog

Blog archive

Forrester's Split Personality

A week or two ago, Forrester Research raised a stink with a report saying that enterprise uptake of Vista was more anemic than a German POW. Microsoft spat back that other Forrester analysts have a more upbeat view of Vista. Funny thing was, a Microsoft exec blogged about the company's misgivings and got hammered in comments from real Vista users.

Now Forrester has a new report from a different analyst with a different perspective. Analyst Benjamin Gray blames the economy for poor Vista adoption, an argument I don't understand. As I mention in my next item, it costs more money to buy a new machine and downgrade to XP than it does to just keep Vista.

Gray expects more corporations to make the Vista move due to better security, and suggests that IT "migrate to Vista sooner rather than later."

Is Vista ready now? Is Gray on to something, or just on something? Thoughts welcome at [email protected].

Posted by Doug Barney on August 27, 2008 at 11:52 AM


Featured

  • The 2020 Microsoft Product Roadmap

    From the next major update to Windows 10 to the next generations of .NET and PowerShell, here's what's on tap from Microsoft this year.

  • 2020 Microsoft Conference Calendar: For Partners, IT Pros and Developers

    Here's your guide to all the IT training sessions, partner meet-ups and annual Microsoft conferences you won't want to miss. (Now updated with COVID-19-related event changes.)

  • Microsoft, Google and IBM Among First Members of Open Source Security Group

    Microsoft has joined a high-powered group of tech giants in a new industry foundation aimed at improving the security of open source software.

  • Microsoft In Talks To Acquire TikTok

    A deal between Microsoft and Beijing-based ByteDance is in the works that would have Microsoft acquiring some of ByteDance's holdings in the TikTok social media service.

RCP Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.