Though Windows 10 launched in July 2015, Gartner predicts enterprise adoption will begin in 2017 with the late majority holding off until 2020. Survey results reveal this delay is largely due to stability, application compatibility and security concerns. But there’s another factor at play: 73% of large organizations plan to combine their move to Windows 10 with a device refresh. Because most enterprises follow two-to-four year refresh cycles, many are aligning software upgrades to their next hardware purchase.
One thing is certain: enterprises will adopt, and when they do, IT is in for a large device replacement project à la Windows XP end-of-support. Now is the time to put technologies in place that will improve reliability and speed of the device replacement process.
Time is money during migration
Device migrations are costly to an enterprise. The productivity impact on IT and end users has clear monetary value, but the financial impact of a data migration doesn’t end there. Businesses that lease end-user devices must race against the clock to migrate all users to new devices before lease expiration—or face overrun charges. Similarly, organizations that purchase their own hardware upfront often choose to resell their used devices; unsold devices “double dip” against the IT budget.
Your path to a successful Windows 10 migration starts with Code42 CrashPlan
Code42 is renowned for speeding tech refresh via CrashPlan’s endpoint backup and restore capabilities. CrashPlan customers report that CrashPlan has cut their migration time from three days to 30 minutes, shortened project timelines by eight weeks and caused them to ditch Windows Easy Transfer all together.
With the 5.0 platform release, Code42 has further streamlined the tech refresh process for IT and end users. New support for Windows USMT (User State Migration Tool) will drastically reduce data migration timelines by transferring user profile settings—like network preferences, fonts and desktop wallpapers—to users’ new devices during the migration process.
The fifth generation of CrashPlan is just in time for Windows 10 upgrades and one more way Code42 solves customer challenges to make data migration a walk in the park.
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