In a recent report, Steve Kleynhans, analyst from world reputed IT research organization Gartner; said, the enterprises should now consider to dump their Windows 8.1 deployment plan in awake of the Windows 10 news. Gartner revealed that for enterprises it is more worthy to migrate to Windows 10 from the Windows 7 instead of having the Windows 8 or 8.1 for the upgradation.

According to the report, Windows 8 and 8.1 cannot be seen as the right choice for enterprises as the enterprise wide OS solution; instead organizations should look into their physical and nonphysical resources to plan them for Windows 10. And if they consider the resource allocation intelligently, surely the enterprises will find the Windows 7 to be a better controlled platform to migrate into Windows 10 then the Windows 8 and 8.1.

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Steve continued to explain the reasoning behind the recommendation that Windows 7 will continue supporting its customer base until 2020. It still has a few more years in hand for the enterprises to enjoy the free customer service and if Windows 7 is set to be the OS then the enterprise can also plan the migration to Windows 10 in their advantageous moment. While many organizations have already adopted the Windows 7 for their usage, the Windows 8 and 8.1 are yet to rise on the same level in terms of their corporate user usage statistics. There are more Windows 7 corporate users and the Windows 10 have better enterprise functionalities and features that suit the corporates evenly than the 8 and 8.1. Gartner report termed security, management and user experience to be the core areas where enterprise clientele for the OS can reap most of the benefits of the advancement of the OS versions upgrade. It was also noted in the report that most of the enterprise users for the 7 have now standardized their OS usage and application matching to their context which is by large absent in case of 8 and 8.1; therefore it created room for the enterprises to share the capabilities, as if needed, for management of the Windows 10 once deployed. Steve’s report also advised the corporate users that corporates who already have migrated and deployed to 8 and 8.1 should think of observing the situation for a quarter to a year to find if other migrated enterprises are experiencing any optimization and functional inefficiency. For Steve, when every OS is now having a single destination, that is Windows 10; there should not be any objectivity for enterprises to migrate from Windows 7 to Windows 8 or 8.1. Everyone should set for Windows 10.

Considering the Gartner report on migrating to Windows 10 enterprises can surely understand that for corporate usage there are more likeliness between Windows 7 and Windows 10 than Windows 8 or 8.1 and that is why it is better for them to opt for Windows 10.