2Survey Shows There Is Strong Interest in Windows 10
3Adoption Will Be Ad Hoc at First
4Business Apps Will Be a Core Driver
One of the main drivers for adoption will be software. In fact, 42 percent of IT professionals say that as soon as their mission-critical applications are supported by the new operating system, they’ll jump to Windows 10. That provides plenty of incentive for Microsoft to woo corporate and commercial app developers.
5End-of-Life Support Could Force IT to Windows 10
When Spiceworks dug deeper into reasons for switching to Windows 10, it discovered that two-thirds of respondents said end-of-useful life support for hardware and apps would be a driving force for adoption. New features built into Windows 10 are enough for 49 percent of IT professionals to make the leap.
6The Start Button Means Everything
7Who Knew Free Mattered So Much?
Freebies are very appealing to the enterprise, according to Spiceworks. More than half of IT pros—55 percent—say that the offer of free Windows 10 upgrades is enticing. About two-thirds of respondents indicated that the free upgrade to Windows 10 made them more likely to upgrade to the upcoming operating system.
8How Soon Will Enterprises Upgrade to Windows 10?
9Here Are the Top Windows 10 Concerns
10Here’s What Matters Most in Adoption
Before any company decides to deploy Windows 10, some boxes need to be checked. For one, 68 percent of IT professionals say the operating system must be stable, while 62 percent indicated a need for application compatibility. About half of the respondents said Windows 10 security will ultimately be a driving force in whether their companies deploy the new OS.
11Mobile Is a Surprisingly Strong Consideration
When asked where they plan to put Windows 10, half of respondents said that they will deploy the operating system on tablets. A surprisingly high number of IT professionals—31 percent—said that they would also use it on smartphones. This might suggest that Windows 10 could actually grab some mobile market share from iOS and Android.