What's The Windows 10 Adoption Rate Among IT Pros?

It’s been six months since Windows 10 launched and while Microsoft itself has been boasting that the operating system has been installed on more than 200 million devices worldwide, how many IT professionals are actively using it in their organisations? The numbers are in.

Spiceworks is a website that facilitates a community of IT professionals from around the world to share ideas and collaborate. Even before the launch of Windows 10 back in July last year, Spiceworks has been tracking the expected adoption rate of Microsoft’s new operating system among IT workers. Now, six months after the launch, the website has decided to check in with its network of users to see who is using Windows 10 and whether the numbers meet expectations.

Back before Windows 10 dropped, 40 per cent of IT professionals in the Spiceworks community predicted their company would take up Windows 10 within one year. As of now, 18 per cent of IT workers have reported their business is running Windows 10. This means the operating system is well on track to meet the 40 per cent expected adoption rate by the end of July 2016.

Approximately 40 per cent have three or more Windows 10 devices, which indicates that while some companies are still testing on one or two machines, there is a sizable amount of organisations that have started to move past the initial testing phases.

According to these findings, Windows 10 remains the most quickly adopted Windows operating system ever to be released. Spiceworks noted:

“It took approximately 1 year for Windows 7 and more than 15 months for Windows 8 to pass the 200 million device usage mark. Windows 10 accomplished the same feat in approximately half the time of Windows 7. Additionally, Spiceworks data shows that the Windows 8 penetration rate in businesses was only 9.3% after 6 months of its launch. In contrast, Windows 10 penetration reached a rate nearly twice as high within the same time period.”

The website also saw penetration rates to be higher in North America, at 19.3 per cent while Asia-Pacific lagged behind at 14.4 per cent. Windows 10 has been found to be more popular at the larger end of town. Here’s the breakdown of the results based on organisation size:

Spiceworks graph on Windows 10 adoption rate by organisation size.

Has your organisation adopted Windows 10 yet? Let us know in the comments.

[Via Spiceworks Blog]

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