Gartner zu Windows 7 und Office 2010
"With more than 80 per cent of organisations skipping Vista, Windows 7 has become a critical project that will touch every PC in almost every organisation," said Ms Troni. While Office 2007 incorporated many changes, including a new user interface, Office 2010 is a substantial change for Microsoft in its competitive position, which adds simultaneous collaboration and a browser version to compete with products such as Google Docs.
"Many organisations are planning to deploy Office 2010 as they roll out Windows 7, and should only do so if it makes sense," Ms Troni added. "They shouldn't imperil the success of their Windows 7 migration by deploying Office 2010, if they don't have sufficient time for planning and application testing, and remediation."
Weitere Prognosen und Einschätzungen:
Organisations running Office 2003 need to start planning and testing for its replacement, at the latest, by mid 2011, if they are considering moving to an alternative product;
Gartner expects Office 2007 to peak at under 50 per cent of PC installed base, and Office 2010 to peak at just over 50 per cent;
Through 2014, 95 per cent of organisations will not be able to have their users run the free web release of Microsoft Office;
Through 2014, organisations that commit to new versions of SharePoint will require new versions of Office to maximise their investments;
What organisations need to do to accommodate Macs and other alternative hardware and software.