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Microsoft Windows Vista More Mainstream: Report

Windows Vista is making its way into more mainstream U.S. businesses, according to a CDW poll of more than 750 IT decision-makers.In fact, nearly half of those poll respondents said they were in some phase of testing or implementation of Microsoft?s latest operating system.

Findings include:

  • Small companies account for the largest percentage of businesses--53 percent--using or evaluating Vista, followed by 49 percent in higher education and 48 percent of midsize and large businesses.
  • Thirty-five percent of surveyed companies are in the process of actually migrating to Vista, up from 12 percent last February.
  • Close to 50 percent of surveyed companies that are evaluating or using Vista say it?s performing better than they expected on key features, including security and search and organization capabilities.

Click here to download CDW's report. (PDF; registration is required.)CNET News.com

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