1. Through 2015, 90 percent of enterprises will bypass broad-scale deployment of Windows 8.
Windows 8 is Microsoft's attempt to bring the touch interface to its flagship product to counter the gains made by Apple in rapid-growth markets. Therefore, Microsoft is trying to push IT organizations to this new interface as quickly as possible. However, most enterprises and their management vendors are not yet prepared for this change, and Gartner predicts that enterprises will want to wait for more stability before proceeding. While Microsoft as a technology company can make these changes at a more advanced pace, the preponderance of the customer base cannot move so quickly. The market will take time to mature, and most enterprises will sit on the sideline for now.