Win7 opens new windows for Indian IT sector

Software vendors bullish on new OS

Also the PC manufacturers like Lenovo, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Acer, Dell, and Samsung are all set to offer the new Win7 platform for their latest offerings.  

According to recent studies majority enterprises and consumer segments still use 8 years old OS Windows XP rather than next generation newer Vista launched by Microsoft three years ago. So the need for upgrading the XP platforms to Win7, offers a huge opportunity for system integrators, infrastructure management companies and consulting organisation.  “We believe that Windows7 will see a huge migration interests  from enterprises which mean good news for both hardware vendors and  services providers like us” said HCL Technology VP & Head of End User Computing Services, Maninder Singh,
In addition to this Window 7 release is also being closely followed up with a lot of new product releases like Exchange 2010, Office 2010 from Microsoft, which all together significantly add to the quantum of opportunity for the Indian IT sector. “We are getting positive feelers from our existing customers and in fact we are already running pilot.“” Singh said.

Similarly, a spokesperson of Infosys Technologies said “We expect most of our enterprise customers who have skipped Windows Vista to be moving towards Windows 7, given the performance and the features which it provides and workaround available today to address application compatibility.”

The PC vendors are also busy lining up new computers with Win7 as OS. Acer, for example, will soon launch with pre loaded Win7. The company believes that the launch of Windows 7 will help in the revival of the Indian PC market and will see a higher adoption of PC with pre installed Windows 7.

Acer India Chief Marketing Officer  S Rajendran said, “The new Windows 7 is light on resources and user interface is intuitive. We believe that the adoption of Windows 7 will be seen in the consumer segment as the enterprise adoption may take time. The company is also planning to launch Touch screen PCs with in next 10-12 days.”  Acer also announced free upgrade programme on purchases of its Vista Home Premium Models across its entire portfolio of brands.

Lenovo India Managing Director, Amar Babu said: “We are enhancing these benefits further for our customers through the Windows 7 Lenovo Enhanced Experience, which is an exclusive certification on certain Lenovo PCs only. Lenovo and Microsoft engineers have worked together for three years, to develop and optimize many of our PCs to run Windows 7 better in the industry.”  

 

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