Why Tech Teams Consider Windows 10 a Win

 
 
By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 08-03-2016 Email
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    Why Tech Teams Consider Windows 10 a Win

    Enhanced security, better cloud integration and faster upgrades have IT professionals impressed with the new OS, but it’s not without its issues.
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    Positive Feedback
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    Positive Feedback

    38% of survey respondents said their company has adopted Windows 10, and 85% said they are satisfied with the product.
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    Seamless Transition
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    Seamless Transition

    Just 30% of survey respondents said their organization experienced bugs in early releases of Windows 10.
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    Windows 10 Adoption by Device
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    Windows 10 Adoption by Device

    Laptops: 92%, Desktops: 87%, Tablets: 39%, Windows smartphones: 10%
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    Enticing Proposition, Part I

    66% of survey respondents said their organization implemented Windows 10 because of the free upgrade, and 49% cited the improved performance/stability.
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    Enticing Proposition, Part II

    48% said their company adopted Windows 10 due to end of life/support factors, and 43% cited new features/functionality.
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    Secure Start

    92% said they like the return of the start menu, and 87% said they appreciate Windows 10's enhanced security.
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    Rapid Response

    77% said they like Windows 10's faster upgrade cycle, and 51% said it integrates better with cloud services.
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    Top Challenges With Windows 10

    Compatibility Issues: 56%, Control over Windows updates: 37%, Bugs in early releases: 32%, Time/resources required to train users on Windows 10: 27%
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    Expanded Horizons

    31% of survey respondents said Windows 10 has increased the likelihood that their company will consider adopting Microsoft Surface Pro, and 29% said the same about Microsoft Surface Book.
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    "No Thanks"

    42% said their organization has no plans to implement Windows 10.
 

The majority of IT professionals said their organization has been satisfied with Windows 10 since adopting it, according to a recent survey from Spiceworks. Since its release in July 2015, more than 300 million devices have implemented Windows 10, drawn to the operating system's free upgrades, improved performance and new features. Among the most popular features: enhanced security, faster upgrades, better cloud integration and, of course, the return of the popular "start" menu. Positive sentiments about Windows 10, in fact, are inspiring tech departments to invest in products such as the Microsoft Surface Pro and Surface Book. "Since its release in July 2015, (Windows 10 has) enjoyed positive reviews and an adoption rate much higher than Windows 7 and Windows 8 in a similar timeframe," according to the survey report, titled "Windows 10 Adoption: Sprinting Out the Gate." "It's easily outpacing all previous versions of Windows, which should come as no surprise. After all, Windows 10 is a well-regarded thoroughbred boasting increased speed, stamina and two big crowd-pleasers: a free upgrade and the return of the much-loved start menu … The OS still has a few hurdles to clear -- namely compatibility issues, time-intensive upgrades and concerns about the amount of control IT teams have over upgrades." Nearly 900 global IT pros took part in the research.

 
 
 
 
 
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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