VERNON HILLS, Ill. -- CDW Corporation (NASDAQ: CDWC), a leading provider of technology products and services to business, government and education, today released the findings of its Second Windows® Vista Tracking Poll. The survey of 753 IT decision makers indicates that use and evaluation of Windows Vista has increased by 8 percent over the previous poll, with 29 percent of respondents indicating that their organizations are currently using or evaluating Windows Vista. Though positive end-user feedback outweighs negative feedback by a two-to-one margin, the second poll also reveals increased concerns regarding performance, patching and hardware requirements.
The First Windows Vista Tracking Poll indicated that 86 percent of IT decision makers expected their organizations to adopt Windows Vista, with 20 percent of organizations deploying the new operating system within the next 12 months. Findings from the second poll track to that adoption rate, with 1 percent of respondents stating that their organizations have completed implementation already, and another 19 percent scheduled to complete implementation within the next 12 months. Six percent of responding organizations are currently implementing Windows Vista with project schedules that extend beyond 12 months, and another 13 percent of responding organizations are not currently implementing, but plan to start in the next year. Including the number of currently unscheduled adoptions, fully 87 percent of responding IT decision makers state that their organizations will adopt Windows Vista.
The Second CDW Windows Vista Tracking Poll indicates that organizations are confronting and overcoming the barriers to adoption in increasingly complex and diverse computing environments, said Harry J. Harczak Jr., executive vice president of CDW Corporation. Like any major system change, there is a curve for learning and leveraging new features and the new ways to access older features. Maintaining and increasing the pace of adoption will require Microsoft, industry partners and lead adopters to share best practices for implementing Vista smoothly and effectively.