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Survey Says: SCCM Rules, Windows 10 will Dominate, XP is All but Dead

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Adaptiva Ignite Survey

Adaptiva had a wonderful time at Ignite in Chicago in May. We showed countless attendees how they can run SCCM without server infrastructure using Adaptiva OneSite. Deepak Kumar’s breakout session on Enterprise-scale Windows 10 Deployments with SCCM was packed—standing room only.

Most importantly, we took time to learn about you, IT professionals, and what would help you and your companies succeed. In addition to many fascinating conversations, we took the pulse of the technology community by polling nearly 200 Ignite 2015 attendees on some key IT issues. You can download the full survey for more information. Here are a few quick takeaways.

SCCM rules the enterprise.

Based on our survey responses, ninety-nine percent of companies with 10,000 or more employees use it! Most of them will upgrade to SCCM vnext within a year of its release. Nearly two-thirds (63%) will use SCCM to migrate systems to Windows 10.

Brad Anderson, Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Enterprise Client & Mobility, recently said on-premises PC management will be the primary workload for SCCM for the foreseeable future.

Windows 10 Will Dominate the Business World.

It may not happen right away though. Nearly three quarters of the respondents said their company will wait more than six months after Windows 10 is released before they begin to deploy it. Nearly half (43%) will wait a year or more.

However, pretty much everybody seems to be planning to deploy it. It seems like Microsoft will likely reach their goal of putting Windows 10 on one billion devices in three years.

Windows XP is almost extinct.

Only 11% of respondents said their company is still using Windows XP. That’s a sharp decline from a year ago, when 53% reported running Windows XP in their organization in a similar survey Adaptiva conducted at Microsoft TechEd.

To paraphrase Monty Python’s Holy Grail, Windows XP is “not dead yet.” Rod Trent recently reported in Windows IT Pro that the Navy will pay $9 Million to Support Windows XP and other EOL software through 2017. However, that appears to be the exception and not the rule.

Get the Details.

You can download the full report and read all the survey responses here:

If you work in systems management, it might interest you to know how OneSite lets you run SCCM without server infrastructure to achieve massive ROI, faster and more reliable deployments, and simpler administration. Our unparalleled content delivery never impacts other WAN traffic, requires no scheduling or throttling, and ensures responsiveness even on slow/poor network links. Learn more at http://adaptiva.com/onesite.

Greg Headley
VP Worldwide Sales, Adaptiva