Why Windows 8 lost its corporate mojo

The launch of a new Windows operating system was usually a big deal for enterprises but not anymore. In fact, the release of Windows 8 this week is likely to be a non-event for most companies.

There was once a time when the launch of a new Windows operating system was a huge deal for the technology departments in many businesses. Not anymore. Microsoft Corp's release of Windows 8 on Friday is likely to be a non-event for most companies -- and some experts say many may never adopt it.

The system may appear to offer something for everyone: touch-screen functionality for tablet enthusiasts, a slick new interface for the younger set, and multiple versions to make it compatible with traditional desktop PC software.

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