A blog post from Forrester analyst David Johnson has stated three primary reasons as to why Windows 8 is a potential risk in the enterprise.
Despite admitting that he thinks Windows 8 will become a “BYOD force for many organisations”, Johnson states the next 12 months are vital for adoption.
In terms of the workplace and IT decision makers, Johnson predicts the following:
Other reasons Johnson gives for misgivings in the enterprise include a limited availability of apps in the Windows Store, mitigating BYOD demand for Windows tablets until Microsoft can catch up; and the fact that Windows 8 is a fully desktop OS and needs further resources.
Previously, Johnson had written that IT firms were only experiencing half the migration figures for Windows 8 than they had with Windows 7 in 2009.
Enterprise AppsTech had previously mused upon enterprise adoption for the new Microsoft OS, with Zenprise CEO Amit Pandey stating that Microsoft’s “smart move to build Windows 8 for PCs and tablets…gives enterprises a smooth plan to make the transition on a timetable that makes sense for them.”
But do you agree with Forrester’s somewhat grim analysis, or is there potential for Microsoft in this sphere?
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