Windows 8 for Small Business: Upgrade or Wait?

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Windows 8 is the biggest Windows update in years, and it has IT people scrambling to decide whether to upgrade or wait to see how things unfold for other companies. For small businesses, the decision carries even more weight: according to a surveyreleased by Staples in June 2012, 64 percent of small business owners perform their own IT and other network maintenance. That means if there are big glitches, small business owners are really going to feel the pain very directly to the bottom line. Despite that, the survey also found that of those who were aware of Windows 8, 70 percent had upgrade plans in place.

I asked business owners whether they planned to upgrade to Windows 8 or wait. Find out what they said in my new post on


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