Can Windows 8.1 avoid the fate of Windows 8? Take a look at Microsoft's newest OS.
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Windows 8's redesigned interface threw users into the deep end of the pool, leaving them without familiar visual cues to keep them afloat as they learned the new interface. The resulting learning curve has been a multi-faceted problem, but Microsoft's decision to remove the traditional Start button from the desktop has provoked particular criticism. In Windows 8.1, the Start button is back, with a new look to reflect Microsoft's modern logo. But as the next slide elaborates, its return isn't necessarily triumphant.
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Nov. 10, 2014Just 30% of respondents to our new survey say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?