IBM has chosen Mozilla Firefox browser to be the default browser for its four million employees around the world.
“All IBM employees will be asked to use it as their default browser,” Bob Sutor, vice president of open source and Linux at IBM’s Software Group, said in a blog post Thursday. “Firefox is enterprise-ready, and we’re ready to adopt it for our enterprise.”
It is not news that some IBM employees use Firefox. And I have personally been using Firefox for a long time. It is news that all IBM employees will be asked to use it as their default browser. We’ll offer employee education and point our people to great online information, all of which will look wonderful in Firefox. IBM has contributed to the Firefox open source effort for many years and we’ll continue to do so.
There’s another reason we want to get as many of our employees using Firefox as soon as possible, and that is Cloud Computing. For the shift to the cloud to be successful, open standards must be used in the infrastructure, in the applications, and in the way people exchange data.
I simply love Firefox, I am thrilled that we are officially moving towards it