I hate to sound negative, but it sounds like they're trying to get their profits somewhere in the enterprise since a lot of institutions won't be upgrading the masses to Windows 8 (I see it as a negative, if I were an investor, it maybe a positive). In my enterprise, we won't be going to Windows 8 for all of the aforementioned reasons that have been hashed out (at this point, Windows 7 works, it's efficient, it's supported, people know it and it's stable).
One caveat, I was speaking of desktops and laptops in the above paragraph, we will likely see some Windows 8 tablets though that will be a small quantity. We are more likely to upgrade our Enterprise servers though in some cases, we are hindered by vended products that do not support the latest OS's or Enterprise Apps (e.g. SQL Server). That's a whole other conversation though.