There are some truth and some fiction here as I see it:
Windows 10 is poised to become the most widely installed version of Windows ever.
Not too hard to predict as it will be an ongoing upgrade and with no clear end-of-life set for the OS apart from the LTSB versions, the company is stating the obvious… One could hope for Linux to prove them wrong of course?
Gartner predicts that by 2018, 33% of all laptops will ship with a touchscreen.
I think I can go with that as there seem to be a bias towards touch already. It is however a large number and in the case of Windows depend on how the price develops for decent ‘touch’-PCs.
By 2018, 30 Percent of Enterprises Will Spend More on Display Screens Than on PCs.
I think they are wrong about this prediction, 30 percent is a long shot.
From an IT perspective, Windows 10 and the move of applications to the back end will dramatically change how those applications are delivered to employees. Updates will be more frequent, more incremental and less obvious to the end user. Software vendors and internal IT have much to do to adapt to this new model and to move away from the image management model for PCs of today.
I agree, much more is changing with it as well and both IT and companies have a long way to go, especially when it comes to employees right to privacy even at work. You do not own the employees, only expect to make money from most of them. Few hours are spent on this subject today.
By 2019, Organizations Will Deliver Twice as Many Applications Remotely Compared With 2015.
This will depend largely on how the ‘connected world’ develops, but I can go with twice as many.
Consumers are offered a free update to Windows 10 when coming from Windows 7 or Windows 8.
Until July 29th 2016. Unless it is extended, I will expect a slowdown in upgrades from then.
For companies the upgrade isnâ€™t free.
I will go with coolcolors here… At times I think I am going to have a heart-attack and die from not-surprises