20 Hot Products Midmarket CIOs Want Right Now

Microsoft's soon-to-be-released operating system has been much publicized, both positively and negatively. Midsize companies who skipped Windows Vista are already looking at what benefits 7 might provide.

"We're looking at the interaction between Windows 7 and Server 2008. We have a mixed [Windows] environment. If this gets us to gain productivity and security, we have to look at it," said Robert Bence, vice president of technology at SouthwestCredit, Plano, Texas.