Some of the worlds largest companies, i.e. Pfizer still supply their people's laptops with XP. Ricockulous.
Not too surprising... a lot of large enterprises value stabilty over features and are a generation behind to wait for most of the initial issues to be identified/resolved. A lot of companies skipped Vista and rightfully so, so it just seems a lot longer this time around.
Exactly. Consider...you use a few applications, so you would want to make sure those applications are compatible with the new OS when you upgrade. Pfizer has the same concerns - times 100,000 employees. Working for large pharma myself (>60K employees), and currently transitioning from XP to Win7 (well...watching others transition since I'm one of the tiny minority of official Mac users in the company ), it's incredibly complex to ensure all the software systems and instrument platforms work under Win7, not to mention that parts of the organization that report data to regulatory agencies need regulatory approval (= long delays) before changing any aspect of the data generation systems. So, maybe not so ricockulous, after all?