Just something to ponder

I wrote an article on www.Windowssecrets.com indicating I felt it was time to consider rolling out IE9.  http://windowssecrets.com/top-story/its-time-to-move-up-to-internet-explorer-9/  In the forums on the site I find it interesting that one of the biggest reasons for not rolling out IE 9 (see http://windowssecrets.com/forums/showthread.php/138881-It-s-time-to-move-up-to-Internet-Explorer-9 ) is banking sites.

Online banking fraud is one of the topics that Brian Krebs blogs about on a regular basis (see http://krebsonsecurity.com/2010/11/charting-the-carnage-from-ebanking-fraud-ii/) and following the issues there is not only educational but frightening as to how badly you can be attacked and drained of your funds in your small business banking account and sometimes not have much recourse. 

I understand that it takes time to test new software.  But I also find it ironic that now 4 months after the release of IE9 that banks are the number one reason that people indicate they can’t roll out IE9.

Think about all of the web sites you go to that won’t support IE9.  Think about what that means and what kind of data you regularly put through that web site.  If that site is a financial site with your financial data, what else inside their network are they slow to deploy? 

Just something to ponder next time you go to a site that says they won’t support the latest Java or the latest IE or the latest Firefox or the latest Chrome……

5 Thoughts on “Just something to ponder

  1. Pete P on June 25, 2011 at 5:06 pm said:

    I haven’t rolled out IE9 because Quickbooks doesn’t support it, including the latest Quickbooks 2011. Many integrated HTML functions break. Intuit’s response is uninstall IE9 with no indication of a future maintenance release supporting it.

    Btw, Quickbooks Contact Sync STILL doesn’t support Outlook 2010.


  2. bradley on June 25, 2011 at 5:25 pm said:

    …like I said …. you need to ask yourself if it’s reasonable for a vendor to take 4 months to support. It also depends on what you use in Quickbooks. I’m using it here with no issues. It’s only some of the uber online integration or add ons that have issues.

    They also don’t like SBS 2011 as a supported platform either.

    Meanwhile I pinged someone I know at Intuit to ask them the when question.

  3. Another reason is healthcare. The vast majority of healthcare web application don’t support IE8, much less IE9. Heck, our help desk software just released a patch adding IE8 support!

    Although a gross generality, IE7 is the predominant standard in healthcare. As is Windows XP, Office 2007, ActiveX (versus Java).

    It typically takes 2-3 years before we see products that is the standard today.

  4. The war is lost and we are debating over whether we should use an M16 or an AK47 ?

  5. Randy on June 27, 2011 at 10:19 pm said:

    I’ve had nothing but complaints from users about IE9 issues since they’ve upgraded… Everybody always seems so far behind it’s ridiculous…

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