Barriers to Windows 10 Will Delay Some Deployments

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 2015-07-06 Email

When it comes to Windows 10, anticipation abounds: Microsoft reports that this version of its operating system will directly align with today's cloud- and mobile-driven world. Plus, it will be Internet of things (IoT) friendly, while accommodating both large and small devices. That said, it may take some time before Windows 10 dominates the enterprise, as a considerable majority of IT professionals report that their company will wait at least six months before deploying this OS, according to a recent survey from Adaptiva. Barriers include app compatibility and time investment, time constraints and the need to retrain staff, findings reveal. When they're ready to make the transition, many organizations will depend primarily on tools such as System Center Configuration Manager and the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) to do so, rather than using third-party systems management software, according to the survey. Until they make the switch, the companies will stick with systems such as Windows 7 and Windows 8. (Very few still run Windows XP, for which extended support ended in April.) More than 185 IT professionals and managers took part in the research, which was conducted at Microsoft Ignite 2015.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

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