In PCs, ThinkEquity's survey also found that 37 percent of respondents have completed their Windows 7 deployments, while 45 percent are rolling it out, and 17 percent are still in an evaluation or piloting phase. More than 82 percent said they haven't altered their Windows 7 implementation plans as a result of the imminent launch of Windows 8.
IDC analyst Al Gillen said IDC expects that the majority of organizations will stick with Windows 7 as their PC OS. "There has been robust deployment of Windows 7 over the past year or two, and given the investment many customers made to get to that level of deployment, it is very unlikely most will switch horses mid-race and try to finish up with Windows 8," Gillen said via email.
Juan Carlos Perez covers enterprise communication/collaboration suites, operating systems, browsers, and general technology breaking news for the IDG News Service. Follow Juan on Twitter at @JuanCPerezIDG.