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#CIOChat: Are enterprises ready to upgrade to Windows 10?

Industry experts think Windows 10 will become the leading OS for enterprises. Will businesses jump on the bandwagon? Join #CIOChat on Aug. 26, at 3 p.m. EST to discuss.

Early reviews of Microsoft's Windows 10 were mostly glowing. Corporate buyers leaped at the chance to see whether...

the much-buzzed-about test version lived up to the hype. Experts and users alike praised the touch-based user experience, as well as the slew of new features and upgrades, including virtual assistant Cortana, a built-in default search engine, a revamped start menu and better security. David Johnson, analyst at Forrester Research Inc. in Cambridge, Mass., said that thanks to improvements like better usability and incremental system updates, "Windows 10 will be adopted as an enterprise IT standard."

The positive accounts, however, don't mean that an upgrade to Windows 10 comes without enterprise concerns, including questions around application compatibility between Windows 7 and 10, and data privacy issues related to Cortana. Will the celebration continue once enterprises start deploying the new OS?  

Join our #CIOChat on Wednesday, Aug. 26, at 3 p.m. EST to discuss the impact of Windows 10 deployment on the enterprise. On hand will be guest expert Will Lassalle, CIO at JLS Technology USA and the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, who has been beta-testing Windows 10 for six months. Discussion topics may include application integration and management, developing apps for Windows 10, security functions, data privacy and how Windows as a service will influence IT deployment strategies.

Details

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015
Time: 3 p.m. EST
Host: @SearchCIO
Hashtag: Use and follow #CIOChat

Tweet chat newbies -- and #CIOChat vets, too -- please review this list of tips before participating in the chat:

  • To follow the conversation, type "#CIOChat" into Twitter's search bar. From this page, select "All" to view tweets in real time.
  • Your first #CIOChat tweet should be introductory, including your name, title and organization.
  • @SearchCIO will ask a series of questions related to Windows 10 starting at 3 p.m. EST -- Q1, Q2, etc. In your tweeted responses to each question, please preface with A1 (Answer 1), A2 and so on. Then, remember to include "#CIOChat." Include this hashtag in every tweet during the chat.
  • Please note that Twitter allows only 140 characters per tweet. You are welcome to tweet multiple responses to each question.
  • Throughout the discussion, retweet (RT) and favorite tweets you concur with and reply to those you disagree with.

Please direct questions, RSVPs or other concerns to our editors. Talk to you on Twitter.

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Yes - we will be deploying for a variety of reasons. Microsoft offers strong support but there are challenges across our mobile facets of the business. I am encouraged to hear how Microsoft will continue to foster the way to strong digital transformation and innovation for us as a larger enterprise as well as the smaller guys (where I earned my chops!)
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