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#1 TheSentinel

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 07:10 PM

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Microsoft makes case for IE9 upgrade, but will enterprise buy it?

By Ed Bott | July 27, 2011, 9:41am PDT

The enterprise is Microsoft?s territory. It?s been the core constituency for Internet Explorer for several years now, even as first Firefox and then Chrome began taking huge chunks of its once-overwhelming consumer share. Recently, Mozilla publicly blew off enterprise customers (see Mozilla to enterprise customers: ?Drop dead?), a development that probably felt like an early Christmas for Microsoft?s IE9 team.

In a pair of blog posts today, Microsoft makes a direct appeal to those enterprise customers, in the dollars-and-cents language that they understand so well.

Anyone who looks at recent worldwide usage statistics can see the trends among web browsing software: the rise of Chrome, the decline of Internet Explorer, the uncertain future of Firefox, and Safari?s steady rise thanks to iOS devices.

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http://www.zdnet.com...ise-buy-it/3614