The adoption of Windows 10 is already on a very high level, as we know that it’s currently third most used operating system on the planet. And a new research, by a technology research company, Gartner, shows that the level of adoption is likely to skyrocket in the upcoming months, especially on the enterprise market, where it’s expected to become the fastest-adopted Windows operating system ever.
Gartner claims that, by January of 2017, more than 50 percent of the businesses will be ‘powered’ by Windows 10, which could be a sign that Microsoft might actually reach the 1 billion devices running Windows 10 by 2017.
The researchers claim there are a few factors affecting on the decision of enterprises to adopt Windows 10. One of the main reasons, of course, is the end of support for Windows 7, in 2020, but also the excellent support that Microsoft provides for Windows 10 Enterprise users. The ability to control updates, which has been delivered to Windows 10 Enterprise with the most recent Threshold 2 Update for Windows 10, surely plays a certain role in companies’ decision to switch to Windows 10 Enterprise, as well.
Most of the businesses will begin the migration to Windows 10 Enterprise by 2017, and the process is expected to be completed by 2019, which means that, by the time of ending the support for Windows 7, the majority of enterprises will already use the new operating system.
“In the consumer market, a free upgrade coupled with broad legacy device support and automatic over-the-air upgrades ensures that there will be tens of millions of users familiar with the operating system (OS) before the end of 2015,” said Steve Kleynhans, research vice president at Gartner. “For enterprises, we expect that implementation will be significantly more rapid than that seen with Windows 7 six years ago.”
Even though Windows 10 is the third most popular operating system for PCs right now, it still has a market share of approximately 9 percent, which is less then expected, especially if take into account that it has been offered as a free upgrade to all genuine Windows 7 and 8.1 computers.
However, percentage is expected to increase significantly in the coming months, as Windows 7 still powers around 50 percent of World’s desktop PCs, and some of the users are still preparing for the upgrade to Windows 10.