Be very careful about the information you rely on from outside sources. Your sources should be subject matter experts, people with many years of experience in the field in which they are speaking about.
Which should you consult for advice, an analyst or an expert practitioner? It depends on the information you are looking to get.
Windows 8 really doesn’t bring anything new to the table of advantage to the enterprise. From a productivity standpoint, why introduce change and a learning curve, steep or otherwise, that returns no net return on productivity? The new Metro “Apps” have no useful place in the enterprise and were designed primarily for the consumer market, and for administrators, locking down these apps looks daunting.
Underutilization of current advisory services is a symptom of antiquated business and delivery models. Newer, faster, better, and less expensive are the guiding principles of our technological age. By using broader, scalable services, and “Internet fast” order and delivery methodologies and technologies, it is much easier to receive the needed value without overpaying.