Top 20 Tech and Channel Trends of 2009

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    Lawrence Walsh

    | Posted 2010-01-04
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2. Windows 7

The October launch of Windows 7 wasn’t anything on the scale of Windows 95, but it did mark the merciful end to Vista’s terrible tenure on the desktop. Microsoft spent months preparing the world for Windows 7, and the reception was tepid but optimistic. Windows 7 is everything Vista isn’t – smaller footprint, less resource intensive and more compatible with enterprise apps. As time passes, many solution providers believe Windows 7 will spark the long overdue hardware refresh stalled by Vista and the recession. 

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Lawrence Walsh Lawrence Walsh is editor of Baseline magazine, overseeing print and online editorial content and the strategic direction of the publication. He is also a regular columnist for Ziff Davis Enterprise's Channel Insider. Mr. Walsh is well versed in IT technology and issues, and he is an expert in IT security technologies and policies, managed services, business intelligence software and IT reseller channels. An award-winning journalist, Mr. Walsh has served as editor of CMP Technology's VARBusiness and GovernmentVAR magazines, and TechTarget's Information Security magazine. He has written hundreds of articles, analyses and commentaries on the development of reseller businesses, the IT marketplace and managed services, as well as information security policy, strategy and technology. Prior to his magazine career, Mr. Walsh was a newspaper editor and reporter, having held editorial positions at the Boston Globe, MetroWest Daily News, Brockton Enterprise and Community Newspaper Company.
 
 
 

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