Gartner recommends that enterprises dump Windows 8.1 deployment plans, even if that means delays. According to Gartner analyst Steve Kleynhans, “It is likely that Windows 8.1 will suffer a similar fate to Windows Vista, whereby industry support died off relatively quickly.”
He recommends that companies that have already started deploying Windows 8.1 reconsider and instead shift to a plan to migrate to Windows 10
, even if that delays the rollout beyond the earlier timetable envisioned for Windows 8.1. “Windows 8.1 is no longer the right option for new enterprise deployment, and indeed, resources should be refocused on early adoption of Windows 10,” Kleynhans wrote in a Gartner report.