First, the good news (for Microsoft): Sales of Windows licenses has gotten an unexpected bump in sales. Now the bad news: That seems to be attributed to a response to the rise in cyberattacks.
The spate of major ransomware and other cyberattacks like WannaCry and Petya was widely blamed on the failure of businesses to apply available patches and updates to older versions of Windows. As a result, some are taking preemptive action.
The Wall Street Journal believes fears of getting hacked are driving companies to upgrade their computers sooner than they would ordinarily. “Cyberattacks plagued corporations last summer, rendering PCs running older and unpatched version of Windows useless, leading some corporate tech buyers to upgrade,” reports The Wall Street Journal.
Get the full story at The Wall Street Journal.