If you own a business and are considering upgrading to Windows 11, You may need to wait.Yes, even with a new operating system security functionThe analysis company Gartner recommends that its customers take time to prepare before adopting Windows 11 and avoid rushing into use. Register.
Specifically, Gartner’s research vice president Stephen Kleynhans suggested that companies should start evaluating Windows 11 in 2022, and then introduce an implementation phase after the release of Windows 11 22H2 in the second half of 2022.
Kleynhans did not give the exact answer as to why companies should wait a whole year to implement Windows 11. However, it is expected that enterprises, especially large companies, will need at least a few months of time and evaluation after any new operating system is released to ensure that all their commonly used applications are running properly.
The maturity of Windows 11 is also another consideration, because it is always wise to allow time for the new operating system to mature through new security and stability updates, and this also applies to the new Windows 11 drivers.
Gartner recommends using the first half of 2022 as the evaluation and testing phase of Windows 11. This will give the IT team time to ensure that all business applications and systems are compatible with Windows 11.
Upon completion, Gartner recommends that Windows 11 be carefully evaluated after the 22H2 update arrives to ensure that the same tools and processes used for Windows 10 feature updates are reliable.
Windows 11 is a marketing opportunity for the PC ecosystem
Although most of the features of Windows 11 could have been released in a simple feature update of Windows 10, the analyst firm believes that Windows 11 provides some support for the industry and creates a new modern baseline in the PC field.
The problem with the “Windows as a service” model of Windows 10 is the blurring of lines between obsolete hardware and new feature sets. Windows 10 has been out for 6 years now, and it may be difficult to make all the applications and functions that support Windows 10 run well under the hardware of 5 years ago.
With Windows 11, Microsoft was able to create a new foundation with new system requirements, giving developers more time to focus on supporting the new platform instead of trying to support both new and old hardware.
Therefore, although Gartner recommends that everyone take the time to upgrade to Windows 11, it also believes that Windows 11 is a step in the right direction. It just believes that the next two years will be the effective adoption phase of Windows 11, giving IT support time to prepare all workstations and systems for the new operating system.