ScriptLogic says Windows 7 is a bust – or wait…

A few days ago it was widely reported that 60% of companies were going to skip Windows 7. I had the gut feeling of seeing misinterpreted statistics, but didn’t find the time to uncover the thing. Thankfully Ed Bott did, and thus uncovered another classic example of statistics “interpretation”.

Ed’s post sums it up pretty well, but: The ScriptLogic survey clearly states that 41% of organizations plan to migrate to Windows 7 by the end of 2010. For XP, the similar number was 12-14 %. That would seem to indicate success, but the press doesn’t agree: it was mostly publicized as indicating a total lack of interest in Windows 7 for 60 % of the companies. Reuters, All Things Digital, CNET and many others all went with it, and Finnish IT media is no better.

Corporations migrate slowly. Lack of a wholesale migration in a year of a new OS launch doesn’t indicate lack of interest. Perhaps we are too used to the Internet speed to notice these things?

July 14, 2009 · Jouni Heikniemi · One Comment
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