Businesses have ‘a long way to go ’to be ready in time for the death of Windows 7, according to a new report by IT firm Kollective.
The report, ‘365 Days until The Death of Windows 7’, uncovered some major findings, including that 43% of enterprises still have machines running Windows 7. This raises concern as Microsoft will officially end support for its nine-year-old operating system and stop providing security patches on January 14th 2020.
More than a quarter of businesses (29%) are reported to be barely a third of the way through the migration process, despite having a four-year warning.
While many are better prepared for the end of Windows 7 than they were for the end of Windows XP – with just 33% of the largest organisations still running Windows 7 – the move to the new Windows 10 operating system does come with some concerns. One of these is the introduction of ‘as a service’ updates.
Windows as a Service means added work, testing and roll outs for IT managers, who must update their operating systems far more regularly. The white paper found that 46% of IT professionals do not have a formal plan in place to manage Windows as a Service updates.
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Kat Cooke is Senior Content Writer at SCC. She was previously Senior Journalist at the Aesthetics journal, and has worked for Sky News, providing live coverage of the last two General Elections and the EU Referendum. Kat has a 2:1 degree in Journalism from City University London.