IT Management Slideshow: 10 Ways Mozilla's Firefox Fails CIOs
By Don Reisinger | Posted 07-26-2011
10 Ways Mozilla's Firefox Fails CIOs
Fast Update CyclesWhen Mozilla announced that it would start a rapid-release program with its Firefox browser that would see the software get updated every six weeks or so, CIOs cringed. Managing that level of continuous upgrade is a problem for enterprise-scale deployments.
Mozilla's Firefox Internet browser has been an absolute success in the consumer market. People all around the globe have downloaded the free application and are using it on a host of computers, including Macs and PCs. Even in the enterprise, the browser has caught on among some CIOs who have thought it might be a fine replacement for Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser. However, in recent weeks, due mainly to Mozilla's new rapid-release cycle for Firefox, there has been some discontent in the enterprise. And now, many of the problems that CIOs are seeing with the software are starting to come to a head as more and more companies realize that perhaps a switch to Firefox might not be the best idea, after all. Of course, there are some CIOs who don't necessarily take issue with Mozilla and its handling of Firefox. But they're becoming few and far between as the problems surrounding the browser continue to grow.