Others besides Gartner have scrambled onto the fast Windows 10 adoption bandwagon. Adaptiva — a Bellevue, Wash. company that specializes in systems management, specifically for Microsoft’s System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) — recently publicized a survey of IT professionals that showed 12% of the respondents’ companies had installed Windows 10 on 5% or more of their PCs.

Forty percent of those companies — thus representing about 5% of the total — said that Windows 10 was on half or more of their systems. And 60% of the firms what now have 5% or more of their machines running Windows 10 — or just over 7% of the total — claimed that they would have half or more of their PCs on the new OS within the next year.

Adaptiva characterized enterprise interest in Windows 10 as “unprecedented adoption of the new operating system.” But the small fraction of those that have broken the 5% barrier with pilots actually illustrates that, while interest in Windows 10 may well be significant, the bulk of corporations will almost certainly conduct large-scale deployments on Gartner’s timeline, meaning in 2017 and 2018.

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