A US company is offering a brand new computer to it’s customers still using Internet Explorer 7.
NursingJobs.us has worked out that it is cheaper to buy each customer using IE7 a new computer with an up to date and standards compliant web browser than it is to make their new website IE7 compatible.
On their blog, they say:
“We determined that it would cost us more to support a browser from 2006 in 2014 and beyond than it would to help our clients upgrade their legacy hardware”
This highlights an issue which appears to be as much a problem in the US as here – public organisation and businesses with outdated IT systems and software.
This is usually because of limited IT budgets or restrictive software – such as web-based applications which will only work in outdated browsers.
The looming end of life for Windows XP could be interesting for such organisations!