Enterprises such as Accenture and L’Oreal are at the forefront Windows 11 Adoption among enterprises is still a long way off, but analysts aren’t worried.
The latest data from the web analytics service Statcounter (via register (opens in a new tab)) shows that by December 2022, Windows 11 is running on 16.93% of PCs worldwide, a slow but sure increase from the 15% adoption rate recorded by Statcounter in October 2022, and Report go through Technology Radar Pro Early November of that year.
While those numbers may seem low at first, Steve Keynhans, research vice president for digital workspace infrastructure and operations at market research firm Gartner, isn’t worried in an interview. registerclaiming that the numbers are “in the correct range.”
The worrying history of Windows 11 adoption
November 2021, a month after Windows 11 launches, research from Lansweeper disclose Less than 1% of PCs have been upgraded to a new operating system.
Comparing that number to the latest adoption rates does show that convincing businesses to upgrade their business computer The security posture of Windows 11 is a surmountable task.
It is critical that businesses upgrade the operating system on their PCs before the operating system reaches the end of its life cycle — a date set by the software maker after which it will no longer provide security patches.
Windows 10 will end of life on October 15, 2025. However, our November 2022 Statcounter data report also shows that 70% of PCs running any type of Microsoft Windows operating system are running it.
with microsoft itself warn In November 2022, several security trends such as ransomware and phishing attacks are “moving in the wrong direction”, and it is very important for enterprises to protect their systems through operating system upgrades.
However, in October 2022, Technology Radar Pro Report On this long-standing problem, many processor Internal enterprise PCs do not support Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 compatibility, making 40 percent of the devices tested at 60,000 enterprises ineligible for an upgrade to Microsoft’s latest operating system.
At the time, Lansweeper guessed that all PCs should be compatible by 2026, an estimate that was significantly lower than Windows 11’s end-of-life date.
as register Addressing, businesses can pay to continue receiving security updates for Windows 10 after that date, but this may be counterintuitive for organizations looking to get updates Cut Cybersecurity Costs in the midst of a recession.
However, Microsoft itself remains confident in the adoption of Windows 11 across enterprises, with large companies leading the way and others likely to follow.
CEO Satya Nadalla claimed in October 2022 about the results for the first quarter of this fiscal year, “For example, Accenture has deployed Windows 11 to more than 450,000 employee PCs, up from 25,000 seven months ago, and L’Oreal has deployed the operating system to 85,000 employees.”