96% of IT decision-makers are interested in Windows 10.
A new study has found that Microsoft can achieve its goal of 1 billion Windows 10 installations by 2017, with most businesses planning to deploy it within two years.
The study revealed that 96% of IT decision-makers were interested in Windows 10, with 40% planing to roll it out within 12 months of its launch.
Already 60% of IT departments have tested the new Microsoft operating system, and 33% plan to install it within one to two years after launch.
73% of businesses plan to adopt Windows 10 by 2017, which would make it the most rapidly deployed version of Windows in history.
Despite its popularity, only 60% of businesses installed Windows 7 within two years of its launch, Spiceworks said.
However, despite increased interest in Windows 10, 48% of IT professionals said new Windows 10 features made them more likely to consider Windows on tablets and smartphones.
64% of respondents say they are most interested in the return of the Start button and 55% are excited about the ability to upgrade free from Windows 7 and 8/8.1.
Spiceworks carried out the survey, which included over 500 respondents from North America and EMEA.
Spiceworks VP of marketing Sanjay Castelino said: "Over 100 million new PCs, about half of which will be purchased by commercial organizations, will hit the global market over the remainder of 2015.
"Microsoft’s stated goal of 1 billion Windows 10 devices in 2-3 years is achievable, and strong interest from IT buyers bodes well for the entire Windows 10 ecosystem.
"However, it’s important for technology brands to understand the issues that matter most to IT buyers in a business context do not align with those of consumers, and brands should prepare to educate IT professionals accordingly."