Sencha provides a new blog post about a browser survey the did lately. They asked more then 400 developers when to drop IE8 support. Their conclusion is truly disappointing. It looks like enterprise developers have to support IE8 at least until end of 2015. Which is quite a long time. Then we still have IE9 to live with. Luckily Sencha will help us doing so. This survey was made to know, how long Ext JS has to support IE8 too.
Because we are doing SaaS for some of our customers, I analyzed our server statistics within the last three month to see, what is used by our customers most. All users are in companies > 10k employees up to the Fortune 500’s. So it’s valid to say Enterprise. The overall user count is more then 21k which have logged in within the last three month.
The Google Chrome users are mostly consultancy and user support. So we should not really count them. We know that mostly no customer is using Google Chrome at all. This in mind, we have more then 2/3 of enterpirse IE users. Which are using IE8 mostly.
As a result: IE8 is still the most important browser in enterprise. Don’t ignore that.