In a win for Mozilla, IBM has requested that all employees adopt Firefox as their default browser, regardless of the machine they're using for work.
IBM has announced that the company is adding Firefox to the list of default applications the company's 400,000 employees are expected to use. IBMer Bob Sutor said in a blog post last week that Firefox is now "the gold standard for what an open, secure, and standards-compliant browser should be" and revealed that all employees, whether their machines are PCs, Macs or Linux-based computers, will be using Firefox from now on.
"Some of the software we all use shouldn’t surprise you since we make it, such as Lotus Notes, Lotus Sametime, and Lotus Symphony," writes Sutor.
"We’re officially adding a new piece of software to the list of default common applications we expect employees to use, and that’s the Mozilla Firefox browser.
"Any employee who is not now using Firefox will be strongly encouraged to use it as their default browser. All new computers will be provisioned with it," he continued.
"We will continue to strongly encourage our vendors who have browser-based software to fully support Firefox."
Sutor says cloud computing played a big role in IBM's decision to switch to Firefox and concluded that, "Firefox is enterprise ready, and we’re ready to adopt it for our enterprise."
Read his full post here.