What it costs to keep up with Windows 10’s upgrade tempo

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Computerworld - https://www.computerworld.com/article/3270969/microsoft-windows/what-it-costs-to-keep-up-with-windows-10s-upgrade-tempo.html#tk.rss_all

Microsoft has given customers all kinds of reasons for why the faster release pace of Windows 10 is a great idea, from keeping pace as technology change accelerates to staying ahead of hackers by constantly improving security.

What it’s never spelled out is how much the rapid releases would cost users.

In a recent report, Gartner Research put numbers to those costs, and concluded – spoiler alert! – that Microsoft’s twice-annual feature updates were a greater burden on enterprises than the once-traditional upgrade-every-six-years tempo that businesses managed until 2015.

[ Further reading: Windows 10 April 2018 update: Key enterprise features ]

The report described

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