This is a general broad question for anyone that would like to answer.
Our company has a custom Management Information System that was outsourced to an external vendor before I came on board here, otherwise it would have been done in house, I was speaking with the administrator today and they stated the MIS only works correctly in IE8. She stated this was common place, however I can not even fathom this being the case. Being a webmaster, I am sure most people will attest to having the exact opposite experience.
General information: The MIS is built with aspx and SQL Server.
Here are my questions: 1. Why would an online MIS only work in IE8? 2. This seems like something that should be included in regular maintenance, your opinion? 3. Am I missing something here? 4. Has anyone else came across this issue?
1) It probably was based on a technology that only works in Windows, which even Microsoft then stopped using (e.g. Microsoft Java Virtual Machine [en.wikipedia.org...] ) 2) If it was based on such an obsolete technology, then it would not be a small task to upgrade it. 3) Probably. Ask them why it only works in IE8. 4) Yes.