Will Vista Equal Jobs?
Today marks the launch of Microsoft Corporation’s new operating system Vista – the first all new Windows operating system in five years. The big question for IT consultants is what impact will the Redmond, WA-based company’s system have on jobs in the tech industry in the near future?
If you try searching under the key word Vista on Monster or other job boards today, chances are that the majority of listings are jobs located in Chula Vista or similar named locales, and not Vista-related jobs. However, considering that Windows runs on a large majority of the world’s computers, and most existing computers lack the capability to run premium versions of Vista, it is bound to have an affect.
"What will this mean for corporate environments? What will the adoption rate be like? Will it be like XP, where it took nearly four years to pick up speed, or a lot sooner?" Jim Lanzalotto, Yoh’s vice president of strategy and marketing told eWeek.
“Vista could help foster new business opportunities involving training, building new applications and redesigning the way other businesses work,” said Michael Ferreri, a Microsoft general manager quoted in Washington Technology.
However, according to Lanzalotto, Vista is not the only Microsoft release in 2007 that will have an impact on the IT job market.
"The second new product that will be interesting to watch is Microsoft's Duet, their SAP product which will integrate Outlook into ERP," said Lanzalotto.
Stay tuned, as it looks to be an exciting year in the IT industry.
Posted by Janet F.