I know you want security and all but that's a lot of installing/updating. Do your computers ever get any actual work done for their clients?
I can't make sense of your question. Note you're replying to a post that read "I weigh my considerations" meaning it's a thought process that does not involve updating servers or systems outside of perhaps a VM for evaluation.
After a few years of using Netflix, it feels like the system knows me to well...
Property management platforms utilized by the majority of hotels throughout North America, like what Micros provides, automobile dealership platforms, like what Honda provides, etc., they're all either IE9 / IE10 or just IE9. Once in a while we'll see a location on an old Siebel platform requiring IE 8 or compatibility view. There are very few instances where anyone has been compatible with all three, it's typically 9/10 or 11 and large corporations have rules concerning specificity of IE version and it's almost always IE 9 for compatibility reasons.
As someone who regularly provides consultation to IT staff, I know full well that there's plenty of 'administrators' that wade into waters they don't understand. We often encounter the aging IT staff member that's forced to interact with software they don't quite understand or we have the younger IT staff that impulsively click on what they don't understand, both occasionally leading a company to some manner of pandemonium level disaster. Or you simply have a dysfunctional IT department that doesn't communicate and, "oh, I'll just move this server into this container right here..." Just another day in IT.
This is demonstrably the case upon firing the software up as the interface is horribly ugly and even Microsoft Outlook 2013 can be uninstalled and 2010 reinstalled in its place, and all the settings, mail profile information,
Since experiencing so many reliability issues with Microsoft Office 2013, issues that did not exist with Microsoft Office 2010, I've become a vocal advocate for making the switch from Microsoft to either OpenOffice or LibreOffice.
I often encourage OpenOffice for older folks that are looking for a more reliable experience while I suggest LibreOffice to those who want a feature rich experience and don't mind the occasional glitch or updating the software as regularly as they release updates. I feel both are great projects.
Certainly I utilize this now to skim Slashdot in seconds to determine if I want to click further, just as I'm sure plenty of other higher functioning readers do, and as such I don't see this as a detriment or a negative byproduct of the internet.