Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Windows 10 To Be The Most Rapidly Installed Version Of Windows
Enterprise adoption of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Windows 10 is accelerating faster than any Windows version in the past, according to Gartner. By the end of 2017, it is estimated that nearly 50% of all organizations that use Windows will have adopted Windows 10. Microsoft is targeting to see Windows 10 installed in 1 billion devices.
Although Windows 10 appeared to be off to a slow start, its adoption among enterprise users is pacing ahead of expectation. According to its latest report on Windows 10 rollout, Gartner estimates that Windows 10 could turn out to be the fastest adopted Windows software among organizations.
Windows 10 adoption catalysts
There are several factors believed to fuel enterprise adoption of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Windows 10 among enterprises. One of the factors is the scheduled end of support for Windows 7 in 2020. Additionally, the fact that Windows 10 is compatible with Windows 7/8 devices is also favoring rapid adoption of the operating system. Moreover, the ability of Windows 10 to run on multiple device form factors from PCs to smartphones also appears to encourage enterprise to upgrade to the OS.
The fact that Windows 10 is available free of charge for most consumers is also influencing adoption by enterprises. There are also many improvements that Microsoft has built into Windows 10 that are encouraging enterprises to adopt it.
Windows 10 in 50% of organizations by 2020
With the rate of enterprise adoption of Windows 10 being witnessed continues, Gartner estimates that at least half of organizations will have installed the software by January 2020. Although businesses are already shifting to Windows 10, it is predicted that deeper Windows 10 deployment in enterprises will kick off in 2017.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is targeting to have Windows 10 installed in at least 1 billion devices by the next two or three years.
Despite rapid adoption of Windows 10 by enterprises, its availability of the Internet for upgrade and the fast that it is compatible with older machines have limited the sale of new computers as was expected.
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