It seems that the IT press continually find creative new angles to write about a painful old story for enterprise IT — their dependence on IE6 as they prepare their Windows 7 migration plans. This week is no exception. Two new articles were posted this week, along with a one-hour-long podcast by Brian Madden with Browsium founder and CEO Matt Heller.
Brian’s article begins:
Everyone knows that Internet Explorer 6 is still causing headaches for IT Pros everywhere. It was so new and radical when it came out with Windows XP ten years ago, and many companies scrambled to rewrite their apps to support it. Unfortunately the world quickly realized that IE6 had a bunch of fundamental security flaws, but by this point it was too late. There were tons of web applications that would only run in IE6.
Read the rest and listen to the podcast on brianmadden.com.
In addition, SearchSecurity in the UK wrote a great piece about the UniBrows security model and how Avis Europe is using UniBrows to ease their migration to Windows 7.
An early UK customer for the UniBrows product is the Avis car rental company. David Beshaw, head of IT operations for Avis in Europe, is using it to cope with a range of corporate applications.
The complete article is on the SearchSecurity website.