The End of Internet Explorer and What it Means to the Business Owner

970603_610346662332395_1205855699_nMicrosoft has finally announced the end of Internet Explorer (IE). They are effectively ending support for users of Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10, leaving only its most recent version 11. They released a patch encouraging users to upgrade to one of the company’s more recent browsers. The patch will deliver the last few bug fixes, as well as an “End of Life” notification telling users to upgrade to IE 11 or Microsoft Edge. This announcement means that these older versions of Internet Explorer will no longer receive security updates or technical support. This leaves anyone who uses these versions much more vulnerable to hackers and a poor browsing experience. Most browsers will likely already have IE 11 installed if automatic updates are switched on, but if not, the latest version can be downloaded. While it was once the world’s most-used browser, now only 6.8 per cent of people used Internet Explorer, with the majority preferring Google Chrome or Firefox. Upgrade or switch your browser today to enjoy a faster, smoother and safer web experience. To understand how browsers affect how people use your website, give us a call. For help with your internet marketing and website design contact us today.