New data shows that Internet Explorer usage has been falling a few percentage points the past few months. While a small change is usually expected, the amounts seen are pretty high as far as market share goes.
IE9 was supposed to be the browser that fixed Microsoft’s problems, according to NetApps. In January, IE share was 56 percent. A year earlier 62.12 percent, and 75.47 percent in January 2008. Unless Microsoft can reverse the ongoing trend, Internet Explorer’s global market share will fall below 50 percent sometime in the next 12-18 months.