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Are you concerned that Windows 8 with its radically redesigned UI and Metro style Start menu will be too much to swallow on the desktop? It's a valid concern, though it doesn't appear to be scaring off businesses and IT departments, both of which are already showing strong interest in Microsoft's upcoming OS well ahead of its 2012 launch.
InformationWeek surveyed 973 tech professionals working at business IT organizations and found that many of them have already started mapping out plans for deployment.
"We were surprised that, even at this early stage, Windows 8 is already on the radar for many IT organizations," said Art Wittmann, VP and director of research and reports at InformationWeek.
Windows 8 is a bit of a gamble for Microsoft. Even though it will be possible to work within a traditional Windows Explorer desktop, it's clear Microsoft is targeting tablets and touch interfaces in general. At the same time, the Redmond software giant is making sure to include IT-friendly features like native support for desktop virtualization and Secure Boot technology.