More CIOs are disinterested in Linux

Last year 87% of CIOs who weren’t using Linux told UBS that they were not going to start using this OS. In 2007, the percentage went up to 90%, UBS says. Windows machines had 80% market share of deployed machines, up from 62% in January 2007. The market share of Unix machines dropped from 28% to 13%, largely as a result of companies moving from Unix to Linux. Interest in hosted CRM applications has increased from 33% to 62%; most respondents expect to roll out Windows Vista in the second half of 2008; and nearly 70% of CIOs expect IT spending to increase in 2007, regardless of macro-economic trends and events.