Why Windows 8 Holiday Sales Soft? Jeff Kagan Tech Analyst Column

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Industry analyst Jeff Kagan new column looking at why initial sales of Microsoft Windows 8 are not robust.

Jeff KAGAN, Industry Analyst

Customers generally either love this new design, or they don’t.

Read new column by Industry Analyst Jeff Kagan. This is in response to the Wall Street Journal article from January 4, 2013 titled, Windows 8 Fails to Ignite Holiday PC Buying.

The following comments in quotes are attributed to Jeff Kagan, Industry analyst. They are from his column. Link listed below.

"The Microsoft Windows 8 approach seems to be hurting them, yet they are not taking corrective action." according to Jeff Kagan Tech Analyst.

"Microsoft has created an entirely new and innovative platform with Windows 8. Looking at it objectively all customers are impressed. However that does not mean all customers want to use it."

"Customers looking for this kind of change welcome the new product. However customers who prefer to continue doing things they way they always have done things are left out."

"Customers generally either love this new design, or they don’t."

"I think Microsoft is taking a risk the way they are rolling out this new operating system."

"Microsoft is not responding well to this customer pushback. They don't seem to realize it's all about the customer."

"That may be why Windows 8 did not have a strong holiday selling season."

Click to read the Jeff Kagan column, Why Microsoft Windows 8 Holiday Sales Were Soft, Jeff Kagan Tech Analyst

About Jeff Kagan

Jeff Kagan is an Industry Analyst and Tech Analyst. Over the last 25 years he has been quoted in tens of thousands of news stories in print, television and radio.

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