Netscape crashes even as Firefox soars

by CXOtoday Staff    Apr 27, 2005

A recent study conducted by Janco, implies that Firefox has doubled its market share. The study was released by the IT productivity center. On the other hand, Netscape’s version 8 (Beta) has had very limited success.

“In less than three months Firefox has grabbed over 10% of the browser market. In addition, based on conversations with a number of industry sources and Janco’s projections, we feel that within the next quarter, Firefox would have up to 25% of the browser market,” quipped Victor Janualitis, CEO, Janco.

With regards to the limited success of Netscape 8 (Beta), Janulalitis said “If this trend continues, Netscape will be less than a footnote as a browser.” Elaborating further, he said, “Individuals who have tried both the new Netscape and Firefox almost always chose Firefox,” he added.

A comparitive trend analysis reveals how Firefox’s market share has moved from 4.23% to 10.28% whereas in the same timeframe, Netscape has moved south from 3.03% to 0.92%. Internet Explorer retains its premier position with market share at 83.07%.

Survey findings and conclusions reveal that Firefox is challenging Microsoft like no other competitor has done in recent times. Mozilla and Firefox have a combined market share of over 14%. The attacks on browsers are moving many users to use the automatic update feature, which would get the latest browser versions. In conclusion, this means, a significant number of users are now looking to solutions other than Microsoft, which would mean that Firefox would gain even more market share.

IT Productivity Center has released Janco’s April Browser Market Share Study. The IT Productivity Center also had its Sarbanes Oxley Compliance Kit and an IT Service Management Template, which was featured on this standard setting portal.