Survey suggests Windows 7 adoption rate for IT companies is high
A Windows 7 adoption rate study carried out by Chadwick Martin Bailey (CMB) suggests that in their survey of 145 IT professionals the majority plan to standardise Windows 7 across their company, here’s how it breaks down:
- 38% plan to roll out Windows 7 on netbooks over the next 2 years
- 51% plan to regulate Windows 7 on Laptops and Desktops
- 60% plan to migrate to Windows Server 2008 R2 in the next 24 months.
It was said by an analyst at CMB that “our data shows remarkably high number of organisations planning to standardise Windows 7 OS in the near-term”. It was also shown in their survey that “those who are holding back are for the time being … staying with XP (rather than Vista)”.
The hype of Windows 7 isn’t tied to adoption in the Workplace. At Amazon UK the pre-order sales of Windows 7 were so successful that the previous record holder (Harry Potter) was knocked into 2nd place with Windows 7 taking the top spot.
Windows 7 End of Life in January 2020
Windows 7 was one of Microsoft’s best-loved computing operating systems and most of us are still using it.
According to NetMarketShare’s September 2018 data, 40.88% are still using Windows 7 – compared to the 37.44% who have moved on to the latest operating system, Windows 10.
But like all operating systems before it, Windows 7 will eventually reach the end of its lifecycle, making an upgrade an absolutely essential task for the safety of your PC.
When does support for Windows 7 end?
Microsoft ended mainstream support for Windows 7 on January 13, 2015, but extended support won’t end until January 14, 2020.
If you continue to use Windows 7 after support has ended, your PC will still work, but it may become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Your PC will continue to start and run, but Microsoft will no longer provide the following support for your business.