Thursday, 1 September 2011

Happy Birthday Windows XP!

Last week, CIO's article on the tenth anniversary of Windows XP reminded its readers that the end is nigh for the operating system.

More and more organisations are recognising the age of the platform and are considering migration - by the end of July, according to CIO, XP's market share dropped to under half for the first time, while Windows 7's increased to account for just under 30%.

If this weren't enough of an impetus, the article predicts that moving to Windows 7 now will ultimately make the move to Windows 8, albeit not yet released, 'a relative breeze', no doubt based on the hint made in the Microsoft Building Windows 8 blog that application compatibility will not present a major challenge for those people who have made the move; Steven Sinofsky confirmed in his first post that the team are "100 percent committed to running the software and supporting the hardware that is compatible with over 400 million Windows 7 licenses already sold and all the Windows 7 yet to be sold." 

It is evident that moving to Windows 7 is the primary aim of many organisations looking to keep up with the competition. Check out the ChangeBASE Windows 7 Application Compatibility Webinar for more information on how AOK can get your applications working on Windows 7 faster, cutting costs in the process.

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