Whereas many people could have made our goodbyes to Internet Explorer following its recent end of life, the demise of the classic browser might pose a significant problem for some organisations.
Many corporations in Japan, together with authorities businesses, monetary establishments, and manufacturing and logistics corporations, nonetheless use the now unsupported internet browser, in keeping with Asian enterprise publication Nikkei.
Microsoft lastly ended help for Web Explorer after 27 years on June 15, 2022, warning customers of cybersecurity dangers if they continue to use the software.
Why is Japan nonetheless reliant on Web Explorer?
The browser remains to be generally utilized in Japan for worker job attendance administration, bills settlement, and different inside functions in keeping with analysis from data expertise agency Keyman’s Internet, cited by Nikkei.
Nearly half – 49% – of respondents surveyed mentioned they nonetheless used the browser for work, and 20% mentioned they weren’t certain how one can transition away from Web Explorer.
A lot of Japan’s necessary public sector sources have been sluggish to reply to the difficulty in keeping with Nikkei’s reporting.
Notices from the Japan Pension Service regarding on-line purposes nonetheless require customers to make use of Edge in Web Explorer mode, and so does the web site of an unnamed government-backed mutual support company for personal faculties.
It’s not simply the Japanese which are nonetheless clinging on to Web Explorer.
Analysis from Lansweeper solely shared with TechRadar Professional claims almost half (47%) of Home windows 10 units will have to be up to date resulting from nonetheless using Internet Explorer as their browser – equal to thousands and thousands of PCs in workplaces and different workplaces around the globe.
Microsoft first introduced its plans to steadily part out Web Explorer 11 throughout Home windows 10 and Microsoft 365 in August 2020, and since then has been steadily stripping again companies for the software program.
Web Explorer has a storied historical past, victoriously battling it out with different browsers corresponding to Netscape in late 90’s for dominance, in phenomenon know because the “Browser Wars”.