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Worldwide Windows Client Operating Environments Forecast, 2016-2020

Published by IDC Product code 246049
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Worldwide Windows Client Operating Environments Forecast, 2016-2020
Published: December 12, 2016 Content info: 19 Pages

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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Product Code: US40776216

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


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