Businesses unprepared for Windows 10 migration, fear vulnerability to cyber threats


A new WinMagic study has found that organisations are largely unprepared for when support of older versions of Microsoft’s Windows OS will be withdrawn in January 2020. When questioned about their lack of readiness for the obligatory migration to Windows 10, respondents cited IT security and fears of being exposed to a cyber security vulnerability as two areas of concern.

Windows 10 migration fears

The study was carried out at IP Expo in London in October 2018. One hundred and fifty visitors were asked a series of questions to determine their awareness of the need to migrate to Windows 10, and to understand any concerns they might have regarding their organisation’s own migration plans.

Key highlights

  • Nearly a quarter of organisations (23 percent) are not ready to migrate to Windows 10
  • 30 percent are not aware that support for older versions of Windows OS will cease
  • Around one third (29 percent) are fairly or very concerned about the migration process
  • Nearly two thirds (68 percent) fear exposure to a cyber security vulnerability during the migration process
  • One third (33 percent) do not know if they have the right tools in place to deliver a secure migration.

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