Microsoft has stopped providing free security updates for its nine-year-old operating system, Windows 7. PC users who want to protect their computers should quickly upgrade to Windows 10 because their current system has become vulnerable security risks, starting Tuesday, November 14. January 2020. This can however be a good opportunity for Microsoft and PC manufacturers in Asia, as around 35% of users in corporate environments are still running Windows 7. This is less than the 60% share than Windows 10. currently owns, but remains represents a significant share of the market.
According to GlobalData, a data and analytics company, the Asian market for new PCs was worth US $ 39.4 billion in 2019. The Indian market held 20% and was worth almost US $ 7.7 billion.
Nishant Singh, head of technology and telecom data at GlobalData, said: “The popularity of Windows 7 among Asian companies is not hard to decipher. Windows 7 was launched in 2009, and companies, which had cut back on spending due to the recession of the late 2000s and early 2010s, did not hesitate to upgrade their systems after the recession. The long term of Windows 7 was also due to the poor reception of the Windows operating system which had followed or preceded it. “
He said that although Windows Vista and Windows 8 have had negative reception and reputation, Windows 10 has provided “a viable alternative for businesses looking to upgrade to the latest version of Windows”. He said Windows 10 has “become a mature, modern system.” and a secure operating system “and it was expected that with the end of Windows 7, companies in Asia would buy new PCs while others would upgrade their existing PCs because it is a cost-conscious market .
He added, “While it remains to be seen how Microsoft will end up managing the Windows version in the future, for now, it looks like there will be no major versions of Windows beyond Windows 10. As such, Windows 10 provides a clear upgrade path for all businesses in Asia that need to switch from Windows 7. “