The global study includes responses from 1825 IT professionals in more than 23 countries. A webinar which will reveal detailed findings will be held on 31 May. To attend, please register here.
The key findings were:
Windows 10 adoption is still limited but is quickly accelerating
- 91% have Windows 10 installed, but only 34% have it in production.
- 48% have Windows 10 on less than 10% of desktops.
- In 2015 only 7% had Windows 10 installed outside of IT, which grew to 51% in 2017.
- 77% will be fully migrated to Windows 10 within the next two years.
Windows 10 concerns abound.
- 87% have concerns about moving to Windows 10.
- 85% of those who have begun migration are facing issues.
- 80% say issues are delaying migration.
- 51% have not made a decision about their Windows 10 branch.
User experience is a top priority for Windows 10.
- 83% are transitioning user personalisation during their migration.
- 86% have plans to deliver desktop management capabilities for Windows 10.
- Only 16% report notably faster login times.
Despite these concerns, adoption of Windows 10 is expected to accelerate, with Dimensional Research predicting that 77% of organisations will be fully migrated even outside of IT within the next two years, up from 51% this year.
Ivanti’s vice-president of product management, Jon Rolls, said, “Windows 10 adoption is unavoidable, so every organisation needs to brace themselves with the tools and strategies that will make their migration a success.”
“By implementing a unified approach to endpoint management and adopting user workspace management solutions to ensure a great user experience, enhanced productivity and minimised retraining, companies can realise Windows 10 migration success and smooth the constant updates and upgrades that come with Windows as a Service.”