Most IT departments skipped over Vista, but are now looking at upgrading their old XP machines to Windows 7. Finally, IT departments are waking up to the new technology. Vista wasn’t that bad, but it sure did fail in the enterprise market. Windows 7 has improved quite a bit, not only on the consumer front, but in the corporate front as well. There are a lot of reasons to upgrade from Windows XP, the major one being the age and relatively insecurity compared to the new OS.
Thomas, CIO at Pella Corp., says his IT team began beta testing Vista’s successor a year ago as an upgrade path from Windows XP. By October, just two months after Windows 7 launched, the Pella, Iowa-based window and door manufacturer had 225 Windows 7 clients up and running