In a recent blog post "Enterprise Conversations on Internet Explorer Support Changes", the App Compat Guy discusses the recent change in support for Microsoft Internet Explorer and the challenges corporate customers are facing.
"I speak to customers all the time, and with every single customer I've spoken with, I find some vendors who only support IE8, some that may support IE8 and IE9 (my favorite was the one who was promising that they would get IE9 support in about a year!), some that support only n or n-1 so IE11 and IE10, and all kinds of other permutations. Windows 7, as one example, has 4 different versions of IE that have shipped on it – and vendors previously had the ability to choose to support whichever one(s) they wanted. The problem is, they don't all get together and agree!"
Enterprises invest a lot in applications and keeping those investments current helps drive innovation and productivity, but that increase in productivity comes at a cost. According to The App Compat Guy, "fragmentation is really a problem". In the enterprise, mergers, acquisitions and changes in business priorities also contribute to an increasingly complex computing environment that is tougher to support.
Flexera Software is one of those third parties mentioned in the blog post that are "really great… at "testing your stuff". We help customers quickly test and remediate application compatibility issues for IE 8, 9, 10, and 11, and more. We work with Microsoft and other vendors to ensure compatibility and supportability for a wide range of applications and platforms, including virtual and mobile. With the right solutions and automation in place customers can keep up with new releases and should never have to worry about being forced into transition by products that have reached their end of support.
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