Early corporate verdicts are not promising for Windows 8

10/16/2012 | Wall Street Journal, The

Some corporate users given a sneak preview of Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system are complaining that the use of touch-screen tiles is too radical a change. Any hesitation among IT purchasers opens the window to Apple's iPad tablet computers, which are already being embraced in the corporate world. And Microsoft might be a victim of its own success with Windows 7 as fewer companies say they will adopt Windows 8 eventually (33%) than plan to skip this iteration (57%), according Forrester Research.

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