Colin Barker at ZDNet UK:
Companies shouldn’t rush to upgrade to Microsoft Windows Vista, according to analysts at Gartner, who believe most firms could safely hold back until 2008.
The majority of improvements in Vista will be security-related and most of this functionality “is available via third-party products today”, Gartner claimed in a research note published on Friday.
While Vista will feature “offer incremental, evolutionary improvements” over its predecessors, XP users should “pursue a strategy of managed diversity” only bringing in Vista on new machines and not until 2008, the analysts recommend.
Most firms only bring in new Windows client versions on new hardware, so the controversial recommendation is to delay any Vista machines until 2008. More by following the link.