1Why Gartner Believes Windows 10 Adoption Will Remain Robust
2Companies Care Deeply About Security
3The Corporate World Doesn’t Seem Affected by the Freebie
Enterprises don’t seem to be particularly concerned that they will need to pay to upgrade their current stock of PCs now that the free upgrade period has expired. Gartner says that at least 80 percent of corporate customers will at least start Windows 10 deployment at the beginning of 2017. They anticipate being done by 2019, putting Windows 10’s full-scale adoption rate about six months ahead of Windows 7’s.
4Hybrid PC Could Be Critical to Adoption
Two-in-one hybrids are part of the reason companies are migrating more quickly to Windows 10. A Gartner study found that 45 percent of respondents believe two-in-one devices can deliver a better productivity experience for corporate users and cite the device as an important reason for upgrading to Windows 10.
5Corporate PC Adoption Could Improve
Although companies will upgrade existing computers, Gartner’s study finds that Windows 10 is also prompting companies to buy new computers to keep up with the power the operating system affords. In particular, Gartner predicts companies will increasingly buy notebooks and “ultramobile” PCs in the coming years.
6Windows 10 Will Help Business PCs Top Consumer PCs
7Here’s How Many Computers Companies Will Replace
8How Many U.S. Consumers Upgraded to Windows 10
9Windows 10 PCs Are Relatively Old
10Windows 10 Actually Runs Too Well on Older PCs
The issue for Windows PC makers is that all those old PCs are running Windows 10 without trouble. In fact, 50 percent of respondents said that Windows 10 is running so well on their older computers that they have no reason to buy new computers. Another 50 percent of respondents showed no desire to upgrade to Windows 10 anytime soon.
11Ultimately, the PC Market Won’t Rebound Until 2017 or 2018
That, of course, brings us to the PC market as a whole. Due to the confluence of consumers not looking to upgrade to new computers, the fact that Windows 10 works so well on older PCs and the corporate world’s upgrade plans, the PC market likely won’t rebound anytime soon. In fact, the market, which has experienced several years of declining shipments, is unlikely to rebound until later into 2017 or 2018, Gartner predicts.