Champion / MessageOps Poll Reveals Nearly 58% in Process of Moving to Windows 10

Recent Windows 10 webinar survey shows more than half are in progress of moving, while 15% of respondents have not yet moved to Windows 10

Windows 10

Champion Solutions Group held a Windows 10 webinar in March of 2017, revealing that 61% of respondents had not yet moved to Windows 10. 33% planned to move to Windows 10 in 3-6 months, 29% planned to move to in 6-12 months, and 26% planned to move in 12-18 months.

Fast forward six months to October of 2017, Champion / MessageOps held another Windows 10 webinar and this time 15% of respondents indicated that they have not yet moved to Windows 10. The time indicated to make the move was closely split between 3-6 months, 6-12 months, and 12+ months. 58% shared that they are currently in the process of moving to Windows 10. Comparing the two surveys, there significantly less companies now that still have not moved and are more companies in the process of migrating.

The desire to modernize combined with ransomware scares and other worries, are definitely key reasons causing customers to talk more about Windows 10 and Champion is helping to ensure they are following best practices for this major IT undertaking. Champion is also leveraging endpoint solutions, such as IBM BigFix, to enable enterprise environments to be able to move from older Windows systems (XP/Win7/Win8), regardless of 32 or 64 bit, into the 64 bit Windows 10, UEFI enabled (remove legacy BIOS), to secure endpoints in an automated fashion.

Below are replays of our recent Windows 10 webinars, and we also recommend the 2-Minute video below on Windows 10 Adoption recommendations.

Learn more about our Windows 10 services and capabilities: 

Windows 10 Webinar Replay – The #1 Preventer of Ransomware in 2017

Windows 10 Webinar Replay – Top Windows 10 Enhancements and Migration Best Practices


Failing to Patch is to Blame for the Equifax Breach


12 Steps to Mitigate Cyber Threats


Erick Bacallao joined Champion Solutions Group in 2015 after a career of Software Development in Cuba at the National Cancer Care Institute of Cuba, followed by moving to the States with allAware.


Champion acquired allAware and its properties and Erick has utilized his extensive background and expertise in IT and Software Development to rise to VP of Product Development in less than 5 years. During this time, Erick has been involved with key projects that led to the launch of numerous products including CSP Boss, Inscape platform and 365 Productivity Insights.


Erick has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Havana. He won Gold Medals for Programming from the Ministry of Education in Cuba, and he is certainly still a Gold Medalist for Champion!


As President and CEO, Chris is responsible for the development of key strategic alliances and solution portfolio. He leads Champion’s go-to market and execution strategies for integrated offerings in the cloud, in security, and in digital infrastructure, always focusing on improving the customer experience and driving transformative business outcomes.


He also aligns key partner initiatives with company strategy and oversees corporate marketing and messaging to gain mindshare with customers and partners. It’s his vision and innovativeness that have catapulted Champion up the ranks to become a $100M+ organization—and one of the most respected solution providers in the industry.


Over the past two decades, Chris has also focused on mergers and acquisitions, as well as innovative product development. He is the original founder and an active member on the Board of Managed Maintenance, Inc., a SAAS provider and consulting firm that utilizes their award-winning One-View Portal to help the IT Channel and its customers manage their IT Maintenance.


Chris is also the original founder and chief strategist behind one of the original storage cloud providers, Storage Access / BluePoint. During the course of a few short years, he had raised $20M and took that company public on the Toronto Stock Exchange. It has since been acquired by Pomeroy.


In 2012, Chris led the acquisition of MessageOps and continued the product development and worldwide launch of its premier SAAS, 365 Command. Built on Microsoft Azure, 365 Command is currently managing over 1 million seats of Microsoft’s Office 365. After achieving this phenomenal milestone, 365 Command and other MessageOps O365 utilities were sold to Kaseya.


Over the past 35 years, Chris as worked tirelessly to not only advance his own career, but those of his employees. In addition to leading a $100M organization, Chris can also be found sitting with sales teams, cold calling and coaching, and validating why Champion has been listed on Best Places to Work by both South Florida Business Journal and Computerworld.

Ultimately, the success garnered by Champion Solutions Group, its associated companies, and their employees is due in large part to the leadership of its President and CEO. Perhaps the most fitting award Chris has earned is South Florida Business Journal’s 2013 Ultimate CEO Award.