Gartner Research

The Decline of Windows Applications in Organizations Will Present Changes and Opportunities

Published: 23 October 2014

ID: G00269642

Analyst(s): Michael Silver , David Smith


The number of Windows applications in the typical organization is slowly declining. IT architects and operations managers should understand how this decline will impact BYOD, software licensing, IT operations and support staffing.

Table Of Contents


  • The Model
  • Methodology
  • Assumptions in the Model
    • New Applications Coming Into the Organization
    • Application Retirement
  • The Results
  • Impact on Windows Version Selection
  • Beyond the Three- to Five-Year Planning Horizon
  • Bottom Line

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