Internet Explorer: an outdated browser for modern technologies
Internet Explorer is already a thing of the past: its outdated technology has exposed current users to major data safety risks and hindered the speed and accuracy of online surfing. The big issue at hand is, why do we refer to IE as an outdated browser to modern technologies and what are the consequences this brings?
As of early 2016, Microsoft (IE owner) ended supporting Internet Explorer versions 7, 8, 9 and 10 on most operating systems. With the launch of their brand-new browser Microsoft Edge, IE is no longer an adaptable portal to online and cloud based applications.
If we take the example of Flash Player (a key extension used in video-interviewing) IE will only notify users of newer versions, and when they are notified, they need to manually install it. This aspect, prevents users to access interactive modern platforms, therefore getting stuck on each process. While Google Chrome or Firefox automatically upgrade to newest versions, Internet Explorer does not anymore and therefore has stayed behind.
Moreover, Internet Explorer only corrects possible bugs on a fixed schedule. This means that if a bug appears between two checks, IE users will be constantly exposed to errors and mismatch until the next scheduled bug fix takes place. This is something that does not happen with Chrome or Firefox, which stay constantly updated and never locked into a schedule (see next table's IE on the left):
This leads us to one of the worse consequences of using this browser. Buggy websites or applications plus lack of technical and security support from Microsoft causes users to become much more vulnerable to malicious hackers, and will generally have a worse browsing experience. If you want to avoid serious damage to your device, from skeeled, we recommend you not to use Internet Explorer when using a cloud-based software of our kind.
Modern technologies nowadays are developed to provide the most optimal user friendly experience to their clients. This can only happen if you use the most updated browsers right now (Chrome or Firefox for example). This way, you will be able to enjoy all functionalities to the fullest and make sure your data is protected.
If you have any questions on how to install any different browser than IE on your device, please contact us, and we will give you a quick hand on that. Our goal is that our clients enjoy the most optimal user experience possible.
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