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Interesting question. I think the obvious answer is that it intends to be both. It will likely be some time before we see how enterprise users feel about Windows 8 because many, many company have just completed the migration to Windows 7. Think about how long Windows XP was (is) around and in widespread use. I doubt many businesses will be lining up anytime soon for another migration to a very different and unfamiliar OS, no matter how good it may be.
Window 8 does have some features that make it look pretty attractive from an IT standpoint. It will come with Hyper-V virtualization software that up to now has only been available on MS server products. It also has improved AppLocker and BitLocker so they should be more resource efficient at the same time it improves security. The interface is going to take some getting used to though.