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Small Businesses Plan To Deploy Windows 7 Quickly

Written by Ken Gaebler
Published: 10/22/2009

Windows 7 could get small businesses to buy new computers this year.

Small businesses may be ready to make the jump to Windows 7 much sooner than mid-sized and large enterprises, according to a new survey.

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According to the survey put out by Information Technology Intelligence and Sunbelt Software, 76 percent of businesses are planning to deploy the new operating system, with 37 percent saying they will update within the next year.

The survey included a large sample of business owners - 35 percent - with fewer than 25 employees, demonstrating that a large number of small businesses will be moving to Windows 7 within the next year, according to a report from

Although a good chunk of respondents, 24 percent, said they do not plan to migrate from their existing platform, Windows 7's big technology news for entrepreneurs is that most of their partners and customers will be upgrading to the new operating system.

Small business owners might not get the same kind of volume-based offerings larger companies get for purchasing Windows 7 upgrades, but this could be an opportunity for entrepreneurs to purchase new PCs and laptops pre-packaged with Windows 7 at good prices.

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