Posted by: kurtsh | February 23, 2009

INFO: Gartner on the hazards of ignoring Windows Vista

image Many organizations are tempted to skip Windows Vista entirely and wait for the next release, Windows 7, which Microsoft plans to release in late 2009 or early 2010.

“Most organizations shouldn’t skip Windows Vista entirely… Skipping versions of Windows entirely generally increases the risk of having unsupported applications running on the selected operating systems.”

– Taken from “Understand the Risks of Skipping Windows Vista”
Gartner RAS Core Research Note G00158795, Michael A. Silver, 11 July 2008, RA2 04022009  (
http://mediaproducts.gartner.com/gc/reprints/microsoft/
microsoft_vol2_article2.pdf
)

(Note:  Document requires Gartner Group Subscription)

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