What IT Leaders Seek From Windows 10

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 07-01-2015 Email

The majority of IT departments have either already tested–or are actively testing–Windows 10, according to a recent survey from Spiceworks. The resulting report, "Windows 10: Will it Soar?" indicates that nearly all CIOs, IT decision-makers and tech professionals are interested in the much-anticipated operating system. And most plan to roll it out within the first two years of availability. There are initial concerns, however, especially when it comes to hardware and software compatibility, bugs, training and third-party support. "Microsoft's stated goal of 1 billion Windows 10 devices in two to three years is achievable, and strong interest from IT buyers bodes well for the entire Windows 10 ecosystem," said Sanjay Castelino, vice president of marketing at Spiceworks. "However, it's important for technology brands to understand the issues that matter most to IT buyers in a business context do not align with those of consumers, and brands should prepare to educate IT professionals accordingly." More than 500 CIOs, IT pros and tech decision-makers took part in the research.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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