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Reg Tech Panel Now that Windows Vista SP1 is here, you’ve got no more excuses to put off that upgrade, right? And if you have strayed in the past onto one of those ‘alternative’ (shiver) platforms such as Linux or OS X, you’ll of course be coming home to grab yourself a slice of that Wow!

Maybe, maybe not, but given that Vista has been with us for a while now and many of you will have deployed, tested or at least read about it, we would be really interested in your views on the practicalities of adopting it in a business environment.

So, take a few minutes out and complete our little poll below. It has been designed to either capture your words of Wisdom or let you vent your frustration – whatever is your preference.

Vista Poll

What is your personal favourite operating system for desktops and laptops?

Desktop Linux
Mac OS X
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Other (please state)

How much does your organisation use the following?

A lot A little Not at all
Desktop Linux
Mac OS X
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Other

Which of the following best describes your experience of Windows Vista in a business environment?

I have been directly involved in a large scale Vista rollout (more than 500 users)
I have been directly involved in a smaller scale Vista rollout or pilot
I have been directly involved in evaluating Vista for business use
I am a Vista user at work
I am a Vista user at home
I am not a Vista user at all

Would you recommend Vista for any of these?

Large scale business use
Small scale or selected business use
Both of the above
Neither of the above
Unsure

What are the top three reasons to adopt Vista in a business environment?

What are the three top reasons to avoid Vista or put off its adoption?

What advice or message would you give to someone considering a Vista rollout?

How many employees does your organisation have?

Over 5000
250 to 5000
10 to 250
Less than 10

(Look out for the Linux and OS X version of this poll soon!) ®

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