Survey: Majority of businesses planning Windows 10 upgrade over next 12 months
- A new survey of IT professionals found 64% of respondents expect to migrate to Windows 10 within the next year.
- Companies ranked the new security features of Windows 10 as a key driver for migration, scaling systems management Adaptiva's survey found.
- The companies did not view Microsoft’s release of Windows 10 Anniversary OS this week as a significant motivator for upgrading sooner, however.
The survey found 76% of respondents said the anniversary update would not motivate them to upgrade to Windows 10 sooner. Either way, it appears companies of all sizes will begin deploying Windows 10 en masse in the next year.
Adaptiva's survey questioned more than 300 IT professionals from small, mid-sized and large companies.
"These survey results show that the anticipated surge in enterprise Windows 10 adoption is definitely on the horizon," said Jim Souders, chief operating officer at Adaptiva.
The survey also found that some of the companies that already upgraded faced challenges in doing so. The majority (65%) of respondents rated the move to Windows 10 to be "somewhat to extremely challenging."
Those that have not upgraded pointed to concerns about compatibility of legacy apps (68%) and time constraints (62%) as the primary reasons.