The most recent edition to the Windows family of operating systems, Windows 10, offers several new features that appeal to business owners. Yet, many businesses are still skeptical about adopting it for their entire infrastructure. Still, there’s good news abound for Microsoft’s OS, as compared to the unpopular Windows 8, Windows 10 is being tested on twice as many computers following its release date.
The reason we say “tested” and not “used” is because IT departments want a chance to test the operating system for use with mission-critical applications and software before deploying the operating system to their entire infrastructure.
According to Spiceworks, 18 percent of businesses are testing Windows 10 for use with their organization, while only 9.3 percent of businesses were testing Windows 8 when it was released. Considering the fact that 94 percent of IT executives are interested in Windows 10, this makes sense. It’s only a matter of time until it’s adopted by businesses all over the world, and these organizations are doing the smart thing by making sure that Windows 10 doesn’t break their operations.
According to Spiceworks, there are several combined conveniences that can be attributed to the increased interest in Windows 10. Here are just a few of them:
If you’re not yet using Windows 10, you should consider doing so. It might have features that can help your business be more productive. However, you don’t want to make the jump to Windows 10 without first assessing your business’s needs. If you upgrade without checking your compatibility with your legacy applications and software, you can potentially fall victim to unnecessary downtime. By first assessing your business’s needs, you can avoid wasting time and resources.
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