ByronM - 2:05 pm on Sep 16, 2010 (gmt 0)
Many corporations have a 3 year cycle on their hardware and XP survived the last few refreshes for a lot of corporations and a lot of that has to do with the downturn in spending across the board period.
I also see a lot of corporations going back to thin client setups with citrix or terminal services deployments and IE9 will fit that just nicely.
For those that will refresh in windows 7 and upgrade their browsers i'm sure IE9 will fit in nicely.
I'm not sure Chrome and Firefox really want much of the corporate world since they don't really do much to appease them - you know, integrating into group policy management, simple deployment & management controls so on and so forth.
MS sat on their butts for a long time here for sure.. i think much of what IE9 offers should have been part of Windows 7 a year ago but oh well ;)