Worldwide Windows Client Operating Environments Forecast, 2016–2020

Worldwide Windows Client Operating Environments Forecast, 2016–2020

This IDC study provides a top-down sizing of the Windows client operating environment segment of the worldwide operating environments market in 2015, with a 2016–2010 forecast for the shipments and installed base."The maturing of Windows 10 represents a turning point in the history of Microsoft, and from this point forward, the Windows client OS business will shift from a leading star to a supporting role for the larger Microsoft efforts around cloud services and cloud-native applications," said Al Gillen, group vice president, Software Development and Open Source, IDC. "The good news is: Windows 10 is off to a fast start, and we have expectations for this to be a successful product for Microsoft."

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IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Market Forecast
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Drivers
The Windows 10 Ecosystem Has Already Reached Critical Mass
The End of Extended Support for Windows 7 Is an Accelerator
Inhibitors
Enterprise IT Organizations Will Exercise Caution When Considering Windows 10 Migration
Significant Market Developments
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
Methodology
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