by October 26, 2010 0 comments

Microsoft outlined the strong momentum for Windows 7 since the launch of the operating system a year back.  Globally, over 240 mn licenses have been sold making it the fastest selling operating system in history. In India too, over 7000 businesses are running Windows 7.  Further, a study conducted by the CIO Association of India reveals that over 80% are planning to deploy Windows 7 in less than 12 months time, highlighting the popularity of the operating system designed to make everyday life faster and easier. Windows 7 sales are already six times the sales of earlier Windows versions across retail stores. Leading businesses that have adopted Windows 7 include Cognizant Technologies, Dentsu Communications, GMR, Greenply, Infosys, L&T ECC, Manipal University, Microland, NTPC, Wipro and Tata Teleservicesto name a few.

A report by the CIO Association of India has revealed that businesses are finding value from features like Branchcache, BitLocker, federated search and power management. In fact, a survey by the CIO association of India reveals that 98% of CIOs who have already deployed Windows 7 have rated the operating system as excellent or satisfactory. Further, 57% of CIOs are evaluating Desktop Virtualization solutions. Worldwide, nearly 90% of companies have already started their formal migrations to Windows 7. Most of them are already seeing significant benefits and cost savings accruing from the features built in the operating system can help companies can save on average $140/PC/year and realize 131% ROI in just 12 months.

A study conducted by MSN India reveals that over 78% of consumers who have adopted Windows 7 like it because it is simple and fast. While 44% like the Windows search feature the most 64% rated Windows Taskbar as the most productive feature followed by Jump list 54%.  In terms of fun quotient, 54% rated ‘Aero peek’ as the most fun feature on Windows 7.

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