The adoption of Windows 10 is already high, with more than 200 million computers running the system. But a lot of people still avoid to upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, for some reason (mostly because of privacy concerns, and new updates delivering policy). However, this doesn’t look to be the case with IT professionals, as a recent survey showed that a significant amount of enterprises tend to adopt Windows 10 this year.
Management specialist, Adaptiva, recently did a survey which showed that more than 63% of professionals expect to switch to Windows 10 by the end of the year. However, the study example is relatively small, as only 100 IT professionals participated, but still finds a lot of interest in Windows 10. Study have also shown that 40% have now deployed Windows 10 on 50% or more of their systems, which means that the Windows 10 is rolling out even faster than expected.
“The survey results underscore the surge in Windows 10 interest we are seeing from enterprises as well as the concerns they have about keeping pace with the frequent updates,” says Jim Souders, chief operating officer at Adaptiva. “The new Microsoft ConfigMgr and Windows 10 releases are ushering in a need for a more automated, intelligent approach to systems management that reduces the time and complexity necessary to keep software and systems secure and up to date”.
Enterprise Users Demand ConfigMgr
Besides showing IT’s desire to migrate to the new system, Adaptiva’s searches also point out to the fact that correspondents are demanding the new version of Microsoft Systems Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr), an update (and other software) distribution service, which was updated in December to handle Windows 10 deployment.
65% of those who will move to the new ConfigMgr say that the biggest motivators for upgrading are deployment, updating, and management of Windows 10. While 57% of participants said that the time needed for deployment of the new version of ConfigMgr is the biggest barrier to adoption of Windows 10.
The fact that a high percentage of enterprise users want to upgrade to Windows 10 is impressive, since IT is traditionally slow to adopt new operating systems.
Users from larger organizations, running Windows Enterprise still won’t receive a free upgrade to Windows 10, but maybe Microsoft will change its policy, based on the high interest from enterprises. The time will show.