Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) may be more aggressive than larger firms in their plans to rollout the forthcoming Microsoft Windows Vista release, but few shops are in any hurry to make the transition, according to a recent survey of IT Business Edge subscribers.
Thirty-five percent of survey respondents who identified themselves as being from companies with fewer than 1,000 employees said that, based on current information, they'll probably roll out Microsoft's next operating system sometime within the first year of release. In comparison, just 19 percent of respondents from organizations with 1,000 or more employees, said they expect to rollout Vista in the first year.
For both company-size categories, these results reflect a slower rate of Windows Vista adoption than might be expected for other infrastructure or operating system rollouts. Fifty-two percent of respondents from SMBs said they typically are aggressive with new releases or roll them out within the first year of release; 44 percent of respondents from larger organizations gave a similar response.