What IT Leaders Seek From Windows 10

What IT Leaders Seek From Windows 10

What IT Leaders Seek From Windows 10What IT Leaders Seek From Windows 10

By Dennis McCafferty

Building BuzzBuilding Buzz

96% of surveyed CIOs, IT decision-makers and tech pros are interested in Windows 10, and 63% are more likely to adopt it due to a free upgrade.

Thorough ExamThorough Exam

60% of those surveyed said their IT departments have either already tested or are actively testing the new operating system.

Welcome Back!Welcome Back!

64% are interested in the return of the “Start” button, compared to just 8% who are interested in the Continuum feature.

Top Factors Driving New OS AdoptionTop Factors Driving New OS Adoption

End of life/support: 66%, Software requirements/compatibility: 60%, New features/functions: 49%, Security requirements: 41%, User demand: 23%

Layered AdoptionLayered Adoption

40% said their companies plan to roll out Windows 10 within the first year, and 33% said their organizations will do so within two years.

Lucky Seven, Part ILucky Seven, Part I

94% said their companies are running Windows 7 today.

Lucky Seven, Part IILucky Seven, Part II

On average, Windows 7 is running on 77% of organizations’ laptops and desktops, followed by Windows 8/8.1 (18%), Windows XP (14%) and Mac OS (10%).

Mobile ToolsMobile Tools

81% of survey respondents said iOS mobile devices are running within their enterprise, and 77% say Android-based devices are.

Encouraging ReceptionEncouraging Reception

25% have a “very positive” impression of Microsoft’s new browser, Edge, while only 4% have a “very negative” impression. (Nearly half don’t know enough about it to have an opinion, and the rest are maintaining a neutral position for now.)

Biggest Concerns About Windows 10Biggest Concerns About Windows 10

Hardware/software compatibility: 79%, Early release bugs: 65%, User training: 59%, Lack of third-party support: 51%, Time needed to complete upgrade process: 43%

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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