The article: http://www.pcweek.com/news/0520/22mnet.html
May 22, 1996 1:35 p.m. ET
Netscape Navigator has pole position as corporate browser
By _Maria Seminerio_
Companies have yet to develop strong brand loyalty to any Web browser,
although most deploy Netscape Communications Corp.'s Navigator or
Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer on their desktops, according to a
survey by Zona Research Inc. released today.
The survey of 100 corporate IT professionals, conducted during the last
financial quarter, reveals that 87 percent of companies queried use
Navigator as their primary browser and 4 percent use Internet Explorer
as their primary browser. But a query about overall corporate browser
use revealed that 17 percent use Internet Explorer in some other capacity,
Zona officials said.
The average number of browsers available to users at each respondent's
company was 1.98, the officials said.
"Netscape's dominant market position is a reflection of their success
at being the first widely available and promoted Web browser," said Zona
Research President Stephen Auditore. "We see Netscape remaining strong,
but we expect Microsoft to gain ground as Windows 95 with Internet
Explorer starts shipping."
When asked if their companies encourage or require the use of a particular
browser, 43 percent of respondents said yes, Zona officials said.
Zona Research, of Redwood City, Calif., provides analysis on the Internet
and corporate intranet markets and the enterprise desktop market, and
can be reached at (415) 568-5700 or by E-mail at email@example.com_.