Organizations worldwide are still coming to grips with the migration from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Although many are already capitalizing on the transition as a chance to strengthen their overall IT and better protect endpoints for individual users, others are stalling.
Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that 184 million commercial PCs are still running Windows 7 across the world — and that's excluding the People's Republic of China. But as the deadline for Windows 7 extended support draws to a close in 2020, it's important for IT professionals to prepare and become better informed on the implications of the migration for their business today.
With this in mind, we've identified some of the key things that organizations should consider when transitioning to Windows 10.
Recognize Modern Security ChallengesWindows 10 is considered the most robust Windows operating system so far; therefore, it's little surprise that countless organizations trust in Microsoft's cloud-based modern management approach to facilitate heightened security and agile IT capabilities.
But mobile device management solutions mean that employees must have administrator rights to do their jobs on a daily basis — a potential security risk. So, while Microsoft is enabling organizations to deploy Windows 10 support and adopt modern management more easily, it's important that businesses understand that the operating system alone is unable to protect businesses from evolving threats.
To protect their organizations, CSOs, CISOs, and other IT security professionals need to think more strategically when migrating to Windows 10.