CIOs admit their IT teams are unable to support large parts of their application estates and operating systems, according to research.
Interviews with 100 CIOs at
Microsoft.jpg The survey revealed 65% were still running Windows XP, which
Big businesses with over 3,000 staff are the biggest users of Windows XP. Seventy four per cent still rely on Windows XP compared with 56% of companies with between 1,000 and 3,000 staff. The financial services sector is the least reliant on Windows XP according to the research, with 28% of respondents still using it. Manufacturing companies are the most reliant on Windows XP, with 76% of companies using it. In the retail sector 72% of companies are still using Windows XP.
"Talking to customers, we know that a single company may be running a range of operating systems and apps – some of which may have been developed in-house; we also understand that upgrading an entire IT estate can be the costly and complex, which is why many may delay the move," said
"However, certain systems are scheduled to become unsupported in the next 12 months and so it's essential that they look at these systems with some urgency, and follow an upgrade path as quickly as possible with the minimum of disruption and risk."
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