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Windows 10 installed base grows, as businesses become less cautious

     
4:12 am on Sep 28, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Windows 10 installed base grows, as businesses become less cautious [zdnet.com]

http://zdnet4.cbsistatic.com/hub/i/r/2016/09/28/31cd8e29-9319-49f2-998e-99f144640acf/resize/770xauto/1bcdbd9f5d74ac9654d8e800d180a235/windows-versions-weekdays-thru1609.jpg
Among the CIOs spoken to by ZDNet, "the operating system itself is a lower priority than efforts to move applications to the cloud [and] the details of the operating system are less important to customers as applications are increasingly expected to run across multiple platforms."

Paradoxically, that means that a Windows 10 upgrade is less risky than earlier upgrades. Where an enterprise might previously have had dozens of line-of-business apps to test before beginning the deployment process, today much of that testing isn't necessary, because the browser itself shoulders much of the compatibility load.