Bullshit! It will be adopted, after they recover from having to deploy Win 7 and can justify the cap/nix to run multi-million dollar projects. That doesn't happen overnight and will not be seen in stats about Win 8 usage for years.
"Windows 8.x has been a significant factor in the plummeting of PC sales since its release,"
Not true, the biggest driver of lack of sales of PCs is tablets, smartphones, cheap price ($39 at rollout) and compatibility of this OS with older hardware (you don't need a new PC like you would for Win 7).
"Last week, Gartner issued a report titled "Windows 8.1 Could Become What Windows 8 Should Have Been," which concluded that Windows 8.1 will fix many of the problems with the troubled operating system."
... "Most importantly, it recommends that any business that was only considering Windows 8 for touch devices, should also look at Windows 8.1 "for broader deployment," in other words, on traditional PCs as well."
"and traditional computers -- will decline only slightly over that time, because of an uptake in Windows-based smartphones, tablets, and ultraportables."
” in stats about Win 8 usage for years”
YEARS from now, Microsoft will be peddling Windows 9 and Windows 10, so indeed, business is skipping W8 just like they skipped Vista.
Regarding the impact of Windows 8 on PC sales, Google searching for:
poor pc sales windows 8
yields 430,000,000 hits: