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Critical operations threatened by application incompatibility for over three-quarters of businesses

Critical operations threatened by application incompatibility for over three-quarters of businesses

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Over three-quarters of organisations (77%) have at least one application that is not compatible with the latest version of Windows, with up to a quarter of all applications (25%) incompatible for 89% of organisations. This is according to new research of UK and US CIOs commissioned by Cloudhouse – an application compatibility packaging and configuration management solutions provider.

Despite these findings, almost a third of businesses (32%) reported that between 16-25% of their applications are critical to their business operations, while 36% cited modernisation as an urgent priority. Ensuring application compatibility is therefore pivotal, but organisations are also hesitant to initiate such projects, with almost a quarter of organisations (24%) either not at all or not very confident in their ability to fully upgrade these platforms to be 100% compatible with the latest version of the Windows operating system.

This lack of confidence among CIOs may stem from the fact that half of all businesses (50%) feel that there is a significant amount of work to still be done to modernise applications for compatibility with newer Windows versions. Additionally, 25% believe that they’ve now ironed out most issues, but there is still some work to be done to ensure modernisation. Only one in five (20%) have a comprehensive plan in place.

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