As a study by Janco Associates finds, Internet Explorer is rapidly losing importance in the business sector. Among B2B-Sites, its market share has dropped to close to 60% (down 10% from the same time last year).
If even the slow to move B2B sector has recognized the shortcomings of MSIE as a browser and a platform, it means that there is finally no excuse to develop broken browser-dependant websites (i.e. websites that work only in one particular browser, such as MSIE). This is a small victory for interoperability.
In the IT sector meanwhile, MSIE has lost most of its significance, with a market share of merely 25% on influential sites such as Heise Online. Again, this makes it ever more important to develop sites that work everywhere.