Google Chrome is on fire. The latest snapshot from the exo.repository shows the nascent web browser running on nearly one out of every four (24.88%) PCs monitored by the exo.performance.network. This represents a 2 percentage point jump in a single week, and a nearly 7 percentage point jump since the beginning of the year.
Figure 1 – Web Browser Usage Share
Meanwhile, Internet Explorer use remains strong, with better than four out of five (80.56%) exo users running some version of IE during the course of the day. And despite headlines decrying the continued use of IE 6.0 in the enterprise, exo.performance.network contributors continue to walk on the cutting edge. Fully 85% of exo monitored Vista users are running Microsoft’s latest version, Internet Explorer 8.0, while nearly 72% of exo monitored Windows XP users are running the new browser.
Figure 2 – IE Versions – % of Users of Each Platform
Suddenly, organizations like Intel – with its slow burn adoption of new Windows and IE versions – look even more out of touch with the mainstream. And with Google and others cutting-off access to their sites for IE 6.0 users, our community of IT professionals and forward looking organizations is in excellent position to weather the storm.