The global reaction to windows 10 has been positive in the main, even enthusiastic but there is little room for sentiment in business and so we’ve been interested to monitor the reaction from global business to Microsoft’s latest operating system..
Vivek Wadhwa, Stanford and Duke Fellow, Washington Post Journalist and technology commentator says he “used to doubt Microsoft. Then I installed Windows 10”. He went on to say that whilst keynoting at a recent CIO symposium and expecting greater take up of Apple products, that:
“Several CIOs told me that I was out of touch with Microsoft’s new products. They told me that Surface tablets integrated better with their enterprise-computing infrastructure than do iPads; have much-needed features such as USB 3.0 ports and keyboards; are more secure than iPads; and most importantly, provide a consistent user interface and experience to business users. The CIOs said that Microsoft is a much better company to deal with than Apple, which has become known for arrogance and a lack of concern for the needs of enterprise customers.”
Wadhwa found that CIOs were increasingly interested in the Surface Pro Hybrid devices in preference to iPad or other products.
Other clues that big business may also be enthusiastically embracing Windows 10 can found in various news releases including during a recent Information Week interview, Bank of America’s chief technology officer, David Reilly, said that “the company is planning an ‘enterprise-wide’ migration to Windows 10. We’re looking to adopt as early as we can.”
A recent Spiceworks survey of corporate technology officers showed the following responses to likely windows 10 take up rates.
Microsoft has not yet released official windows 10 usage figures although several media outlets are reporting that in the first 2-3 weeks since release, windows 10 has had over 50 million installations and rising.