While the majority of organizations have migrated only about a quarter of their systems to Microsoft Window 10 since the operating system was released more than two years ago, a growing
number of companies plan to pick up the pace over the next year, according to a recent survey from Adaptiva. The accompanying "2017 Windows 10 Enterprise Impact Survey" indicates that it's taking several months or longer simply to plan and prepare a companywide Windows 10 migration strategy. In nearly half of the situations, transitioning machines to the new operating system requires the attention of at least half a dozen IT staffers. What would help, findings reveal, is incorporating more automated technology into the process, as a number of manual steps are stalling forward progress. "Remarkably, businesses are moving to Windows 10 faster than they had estimated," according to the report. "This is largely due to IT departments leveraging automation to create increased efficiencies, allowing them to conduct large-scale migrations with relatively small staff sizes. IT professionals are excited about the move to Windows 10, primarily for its numerous security features, but also because it is easier to maintain on a day-to-day basis than its predecessors. While the planning and preparation are taking a long time, the migration process itself is moving briskly once begun." More than 400 IT professionals took part in the research.