Forrester predicts no rush to Windows 8

Forrester predicts no rush to Windows 8

IT departments are in no hurry to make Microsoft’s Windows 8 their standard operating system, according to analyst house Forrester Research.

In a report on the prospects for Windows 8, Forrester says that early interest in the business world is only half that of Windows 7 and that a handful of factors are working against it.

Many IT chiefs don’t see Windows 8 as an improvement or a way to save money, they see iOS as the preferred operating system for tablets, and many employees are more interested in iOS and Android devices.

Windows 8 received some favourable reviews on its release last year, but reports suggest that the radical change from earlier systems has turned off a lot of potential buyers. In April analyst firm IDC said disappointment with the operating system had contributed to a worldwide slump in PC sales.

Slow migration

Forrester says that if Windows 8 is to become the standard for business it should be used on about half of company issued PCs by the time the next version of Windows hits the shelves ? as did Windows 7 ? but it doesn’t believe that will happen.

In addition, Forrester says that most companies still using Windows XP are looking to move to Windows 7 before support for the older system is withdrawn in April 2014.

But there is a bright spot in the firm’s Forrsights Workforce Employee Survey for the fourth quarter of 2012, which shows that 38% would prefer to use Windows 8 on their work computers over 37% for Windows 7.

This suggests that companies should make provision for supporting Windows 8 even if it is not their standard.

Microsoft is reported to be planning updates to Windows 8 before the end of the year.

‘X Factor’ Confirms New Judges After Tweet Leaks News



Destiny’s Child singer Kelly Rowland and international pop star Paulina Rubio will join The X Factor judging panel alongside Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato for season three, Fox revealed on the show’s Facebook and Twitter pages Monday night

The announcement came hours after a Missouri concert venue inadvertently leaked half of the news in a tweet warning ticket buyers that Rowland’s tour had been canceled

Due to X-Factor related sched. conflicts, the Kelly Rowland & The-Dream tour has been cancelled. All tix will be refunded at pt of purchase.

— The Midland (@themidland) May 20, 2013

Rowland and Rubio had been heavily rumored to be close to finalizing deals, and Fox couldn’t hold off any longer, as auditions for contestants begin Tuesday Read more…

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EFF Resumes Accepting Bitcoin Donations After Two Year Hiatus

hypnosec writes “The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has started accepting donations in the form of Bitcoins again after a two year hiatus, stating that the legal uncertainty hovering over the digital currency has all but disappeared. On their blog the EFF noted that a report from U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), in addition to their own findings, ‘have confirmed that, as a user of Bitcoin or any virtual currency, EFF itself is likely not subject to regulation.'”

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