Strong Windows 10 Adoption Bodes Well for Channel

By Michael Vizard

Solution providers are watching the rate at which companies are adopting Windows 10. After all, Windows 10 represents an opportunity for upgrading hardware and delivering a broad range of new software and services. Six months after the new OS became available, the rate of Windows 10 adoption stands at 18 percent, much faster than for either Windows 7 or Windows 8 in the same time frame, according to new research based on anonymized data collected by Spiceworks, a provider of IT management tools. Microsoft has reported that more than 200 million devices worldwide are already running Windows 10, including 22 million business PCs. The tech giant also noted that 76 percent of its enterprise customers are piloting Windows 10, and its ultimate goal is to have a billion devices running Windows 10 within two to three years. That augers well for solution providers that have much riding on the rate of change the OS is driving. The good news in that regard is that Spiceworks is forecasting that Windows 10 penetration will reach 40 percent by July. Channel Insider looks at key findings from the study.

This article was originally published on 2016-02-10