Founded in 2002 Intelligent Business Research Services Pty Ltd (IBRS) has grown into the largest Australian owned IT Advisory services company. IBRS offers clients retained advice through our client intimate engagement model. Our research is designed to give our clients actionable advice which is derived from many client interactions and peer networking.

This survey is aimed at providing additional information to our existing portfolio of knowledge regarding "Desktop Strategies." We are seeking to understand people's perceptions of Windows 8 and this new product's potential impact on desktop migration strategies. The survey is completely independent of any vendor and the information collected will remain strictly confidential and be used only for the purposes of preparing a paper on this topic. As a participant in the survey, you may register your email to receive a copy of this paper.

Yours sincerely,
Joseph Sweeney
Advisor, IBRS

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* 1. Have you or your team reviewed Windows 8

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* 2. Does the arrival of Windows 8 impact the timing of your desktop refresh?

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* 3. How do you rate Windows 8 on the following devices

  Unusable Less productive than XP or Windows 7 About the Same as Windows 7 Slightly better than XP or Windows 7 Excellent Not Applicable
Standard PC, with keyboard and mouse
PC with Touch-Screen
Touch Screen Kiosk
Laptop or Ultrabook without Touch Screen
Hybrid Laptop / Tablet (eg. Surface)
Tablet

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* 4. What Windows 8 features will most benefit your Enterprise?

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* 5. What are the drawbacks of Windows 8

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* 6. How do you support the following...

  Supported as Standard Operating Environment (SOE) Ad-Hoc Support Not supported
XP Desktops and Laptops
Windows 7 Desktop and Laptops
Apple Desktops and Laptops
BYOD Latops
iPads
Android Tablets

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* 7. What will your next major desktop upgrade entail

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* 8. Approximately, how many desktops and laptops is in your current fleet?

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* 9. When will your next desktop SOE upgrade be most likely to take place?

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* 10. What best describes your organisation

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* 11. If you would like a copy of the report please leave your email address

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