Windows 7 adoption plans: Computerworld survey results

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Respondents' demographics

What is your primary job title?

Systems administrator - 29%

Director of IT/IS - 20%

IT staff - 11%

CIO - 10%

IT manager - 7%

Vice president of IT/IS (VP/sr. VP/EVP) - 5%

CTO/chief technology officer - 5%

Other - 5%

Total respondents: 238 (not all answers reflected above)

How many people do you estimate are employed in your entire organization, including all branches, divisions and subsidiaries?

Over 40,000 - 8%

30,001 - 40,000 - 1%

20,001 - 30,000 - 2%

10,001 - 20,000 - 4%

5,001 - 10,000 - 6%

1,001 - 5,000 - 16%

501 - 1,000 - 9%

100 - 500 - 21%

Fewer than 100 - 33%

Total respondents: 238

Which of the following best describes your organization's primary business or industry?

Education - 14%

Computer services (ISP/ASP/MSP/BSP/ESP/Web hosting) - 10%

Health/medical services - 8%

Manufacturing (non-computer industry) - 7%

State/local government (including law enforcement) - 6%

Finance/banking/accounting - 4%

Nonprofit - 4%

Wholesale/retail trade - 4%

Total respondents: 238 (not all answers reflected above)

Which version of Windows is currently running in your IT operation?

[Select all that apply]

Windows XP - 93%
Windows Vista - 35%
Windows 2000 - 15%
Windows 98 - 3%
Windows 95 - 2%

Source: Computerworld online survey; 205 respondents

Which Windows versions are in use

What percentage of your organization's desktops run Windows?

None - 0.5 %

1% to 10% - 3%

11% to 25% - 1%

26% to 50% - 3%

51% to 75% - 5%

76% to 100% - 87%

Total respondents: 205

If the bulk of your existing PCs are running Windows XP, when will you upgrade them to Windows 7 or replace them with Windows 7 PCs?

Before the end of 2011 - 40%

Before the end of 2012 - 20.5%

Before the end of all XP support, in April 2014 - 39.5%

Total respondents: 205

Next: IT gives Windows 7 the green light.

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