The question is simple: how widespread
is Vista in corporate environments. It
seems more companies and end users I
see are using XP. Are there many
companies out there that have adopted
Vista enterprise wide? Are they the
Of the past organizations I've worked for in the over the years, it's rare to see Vista in the enterprise. I've been at a large enterprise (10k+ users worldwide), to small-medium businesses (< 1000 users) and they all still use Windows XP Pro. My friends all use XP at their work as well. To date, I don't know (directly) anyone using Vista at work.
Personally, I think it's a good thing. At least IT organizations aren't bullied or conned into upgrading into Vista for no good reason. XP works just fine.
On a similar thread, are most
companies you work with planning on
upgrading to Windows 7? Are they
planning to wait until Windows 7 SP1
So far I've heard nothing from my current employer. I think this may be due largely to the fact of the current economic times and not the actual OS itself, but I'd also argue that Windows 7 is definitively a 'wait-and-see' type product as well.
Windows 7 is undoubtably more intriguing than Vista (even though the bar is set so damn low) but I think people are (finally) getting wise to the point of letting other people go through the headaches, driver issues, security patches and service packs. Odds are, I'd say corporate IT is more likely to upgrade to Windows 7 in comparison to Vista given enough time to prove its maturity, stability, reliability and overall security. And lest we forget, XP's support is nearly at an end. At some point, organizations will have to upgrade in order to get support from Microsoft directly.