We all know the name Internet Explorer - from the late 1990’s through the early 2000’s, IE was THE tool for browsing the internet. Whether for business or pleasure, Internet Explorer was a household name.
Fast forward to 2019 and Internet Explorer has faded into the background in favor of other browsers like Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, or the less popular, and less useful, Microsoft Edge.
While most individuals have migrated away from Internet Explorer in favor of more robust browsers, there are a handful of businesses who still use Internet Explorer despite the fact that all development of new features on the platform has stopped and support is basically non-existent as of 2015.
Given the current selection of browser options, why on earth would a business choose to remain linked to Internet Explorer?
“Some businesses are still working with older web apps or sites that were designed for Internet Explorer. Instead of updating its tech, many companies have chosen to just keep using the various enterprise compatibility modes of Microsoft’s old web browser.” - source
It seems logical to not reinvent the wheel in your business if your web app or website is still working just fine in the Internet Explorer world. The keyword here is seems. You may be operating just fine right now, but are you really?? Chris Jackson of Microsoft refers to Internet Explorer as a “compatibility solution,” meaning, there’s no support for new web standards, and developers are choosing to test on more modern browsers, so although your website or web app is still operational, you’re a sitting duck when it comes to security risks, not to mention the fact that updating or upgrading will be incredibly difficult.
The longer you wait, the harder the migration away from Internet Explorer is going to become. Your best bet is to begin updating and migrating your website sooner than later and that you ensure your new site is compatible with Chrome, Firefox or Safari. You can rest assured knowing that those browsers are meeting standards, are up-to-date with security, and that the functionality you require exists well into the foreseeable future.
Are you ready to make the change? Green Egg Media offers custom solutions, including website and app migrations, that can bring your site back to life with updated, relevant technology and platforms. Regardless of the size or scope of your website or web app, Green Egg Media has a custom solution for you. Give us a call today at 877.824.2326 or shoot us a message and we’ll reach out to you!
Megan Greene is the Director of Marketing for Green Egg Media, a Denver-based software development company.
Green Egg specializes in solution implementation from concept to delivery focusing on custom software development, web design/development, e-commerce integration, mobile and web apps, custom API integrations and more. Megan lives in Castle Rock, CO with her three children. She enjoys running, coffee and being outdoors in the sunshine as much as possible.