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Time is Biggest Concern for Businesses as IT Pros Continue Windows 10 Migration

Posted Apr 20, 2018

Adaptiva revealed the realities of deploying Windows 10 in its 2018 Windows 10 Enterprise Impact Survey, an annual survey that tracks factors associated with the migration to Windows 10. While companies are highly engaged in the process of migrating to Windows 10, the pace of migration is much slower than expected, particularly in comparison to projections made in Adaptiva’s 2017 report. Factors hindering migration include the time required to plan, test, deploy, and maintain Windows 10; the staff size needed to effectively manage migration and beyond; and costs that have emerged as companies get further along in the transition process.

“Now that enterprises are in the thick of Windows 10 migration, they’re realizing that it takes longer and costs more than they anticipated, but there is no turning back,” said Jim Souders, chief executive officer at Adaptiva. “It’s become an imperative for companies to identify solutions that accelerate deployment while decreasing costs. And it’s vital that they figure out how to do this without compromising security or employee productivity.”

Top concerns Include:

Time. It is the number one issue for teams engaged in Windows 10 migration. From the time required to deploy Windows 10 across all machines to the time it takes to manage the new OS, the reality of the migration process has been more involved than initially believed. 

Costs. A new factor of concern for businesses according to the survey. As companies move further along in the migration process, the unanticipated real-world costs associated with deploying and maintaining Windows 10 become more visible. 

Security. Despite the complexities enterprises face with the shift to a new OS, security is a forcing function for completion. Given the increase in volume as well as sophistication of today’s security threats, which can have a tremendous impact on a company’s bottom line, securing the enterprise must be a top priority.

The full survey can be reviewed here: www2.adaptiva.com/survey/2018-windows-10-enterprise-impact. More information about Adaptiva is available at https://adaptiva.com/Follow the company at LinkedInFacebook, and Twitter.