As of January 12th (today!), Microsoft will stop technical support and security updates for older versions of its Internet Explorer browser. It is in effect issuing a decree that all who wish to continue using IE need to be running the latest 11th generation version of the browser.
Of course there will still be numerous public institutions around the land which will remain out of step with this requirement for some time yet.
We have always though that browser manufacturers should take a leaf out of Chrome’s book - where the browser auto-updates to the latest release. We’ve never understood why some organisations are 2 or more generations behind on their browser usage - it’s a very dangerous policy, but fortunately one we no longer need be concerned about on this account ...