Wednesday, September 9, 2009

IE Market Share Holding Steady in Enterprises

Surprise! Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is still the dominant web browser among enterprise users. After reviewing the latest browser usage statistics from the exo.repository, we found that over 80% of users at large IT organizations continue to use IE at least 4 hours a day, a result that contradicts the conventional wisdom that IE’s usage share is declining overall.

Figure 1 – Latest Browser Market Share Statistics

At the same time, the next most common browser, Firefox, is slowly creeping up on IE’s share, with nearly 50% of enterprise users now opting for the popular FOSS alternative. And though it’s a relative newcomer to the “browser wars,” Google’s Chrome is rapidly making inroads – our data shows that over 15% of users have at least tried one of the various Chrome beta or post-beta releases.

Note: The above statistics were generated from the over 6 billion process records collected from the nearly 20,000 registered, active xpnet.com users. If you’d like more information about the exo.performance.network, please visit www.xpnet.com.

2 comments:

S said...

The problem is two fold:
1. Even if one has an inclination to use a particular browser instead of the dominant variety. One is forced to switch back as there are umpteen number of existing applications that would only work on IE.
2. There is a general attitude of nonchalance prevailing among the application developers. Most do a quick job and not bother about conforming to standards or proffering some amount of credible compatibility. This once again means adding more applications that are only IE compatible further entrenching IE as a must have item in one's inventory.

Anindya said...

what does %system means?