Half of V3 readers have said they plan to stick with Windows XP after the cut-off deadline for the platform on 8 April.
The latest poll of almost 1,500 V3 readers asked: “Which operating system will you use after Windows XP support ends in April?”. In response, 51 percent said they are “sticking with XP regardless”, underlining its popularity.
Despite this, Microsoft has been urging firms to migrate, by warning of numerous security risks and pushing the benefits of embracing its newer operating systems. The message is getting through to some, with 29 percent planning to move to Windows 7 as an upgrade from XP.
By contrast, the lacklustre uptake of Windows 8 was again shown, with just 10 percent planning to use the latest version of the operating system from Microsoft.
Apple’s rising enterprise credentials mean four percent of users said Mac OS is becoming their new enterprise operating system of choice, although it is clearly still dwarfed by Microsoft.
Finally, while the bring-your-own-device trend is no doubt impacting the market, none of the V3 voters see this as a viable strategy for managing the use of operating systems within their business.
The next issue of the V3 Tablet App will take an in-depth look at Windows XP, why it was so popular and the issues those who don't migrate could face. Make sure you've registered with V3 to get the edition free on Android or iOS from the end of the week.
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