The business world is changing. There is an increasing need for employees to become more and more productive with the ability to work from any location on any device. Moving your business across to a new operating platform requires serious consideration in order to minimise disruption.
There were many ‘myths’ surrounding Windows 10 when it got its initial release, which included that Microsoft “spied” on users and that they had the right to uninstall any illegally downloaded games. All unfounded.
Windows 10 is the most secure Windows operating system ever and has powerful new feature to help keep employees productive whilst giving your IT department more control and the means to cut costs.
With cybercrime on the rise and to help dispel these myths, we’ve compiled a report to help dispel the myths about Windows 10.
- Windows as a Service
The myth? That Windows as a Service will result in business PCs having to install a new OS every six months.
That isn’t true. In fact, business customers are not required to install every release. They can skip one and stay on one release for up to 22 months. This means less disruption for your business, giving you control over the optimum time to update your OS.
- Enterprise Image
The myth? Businesses have to wait until they have a fully tested image before they can start the roll-out of Windows 10.
In-place upgrades are often the quickest and easiest method to move to Windows 10. Microsoft’s IT department deployed Windows 10 to 85% of the company’s employees within 4 weeks of its release and to 95% within 10 weeks – a week ahead of IT’s goal.
- Application compatibility
The myth? Corporate line-of-business applications running on Windows 7/8 won’t work on windows 10.
Actually, the majority of applications that run on Windows 7 and 8/8.1 will also run on Windows 10. In many cases, programs or applications that no longer work on Windows 10 can be reconfigured. Microsoft have also created a Windows Compatibility Center for concerned users who can find out what programs can or cannot run in Windows 10 prior to deployment.
- Older hardware compatibility
The myth? Old PC’s won’t work well with Windows 10.
In many cases, old hardware will perform better with Windows 10 than previous versions of Windows. Furthermore, Windows 10 will automatically enable compatibility options if it detects an application that needs them.
The myth? I have no control over what data Microsoft reports from my PC and network.
The information collected depends on the level you believe is right for your business and can be granularly configured by device or user. Microsoft collects data to help you do more by providing you with personalized experiences, helping to keep you safe and improving the services for you.
- Concerns about privacy
The myth? Windows 10 Diagnostic and Usage Data is of little benefit to me and my business.
Windows 10 Diagnostic and Usage Data allows continuous improvement to product quality and security. It helps us to keep your system up to date and more secure, as well as supporting future product developments.
- Success in the market
The myth? Many enterprise customers will wait a few years before adopting Windows 10.
During the months following its launch, 96% of enterprise customers are trialling Windows 10. It is estimated that 36% of Windows users have made the switch to Windows 10 already. Something that is only likely to continue to grow.
The myth? Windows 10 security is not sufficiently understood to encourage large-scale user adoption.
The US Department of Defense has made the decision to mandate the roll-out of Windows 10 to 4 million devices. The decision was based on the organisation’s desire to improve cyber-security, lower the cost of IT and streamline the IT operating environment.
Check out our Windows 10 infographic of essential facts and figures here.
Check out the Windows 10 Mythbusters infographic here.