A web based terminal emulator takes advantage of pure code, allowing companies to adapt their online modernization tactics to whichever devices and browsers they want. Major changes in the software industry will make this increasingly important, specifically when it comes to Microsoft.
As we have previously mentioned, the new Windows browser to replace Internet Explorer will be Microsoft Edge: Tech Crunch's Alex Wilhelm said that this browser will only be compatible with devices using Windows 10, although this OS could appear on multiple platforms.
For companies that don't run Windows but were intending to take advantage of Edge, this could mean less availability for the foreseeable future. If companies were previously planning a mainframe expansion that depends on using this new browser in their devices, the lack of flexibility could be seen as a setback that affects planning.
Fortunately, businesses can instead rely upon a system like Inventu Flynet Viewer, which will work with any browser and is not dependent on plugins or other browser add-ons, just the browser itself.
While the limitation leaves out devices that don't support Windows, at least initially, John Paul Titlow said in an article for Fast Company that the OS could work for many devices.
"Edge looks very different from its predecessor, complete with a minimalist, clean interface design," Titlow writes. "The new browser will come equipped with Cortana voice control, distraction-free reading, and in-page note-taking. And, like the rest of Windows 10 and its accompanying apps, Edge will work across multiple device types, including PCs, smartphones, and tablets."
Companies should feel confident that their mainframe strategy will match their platform preferences. A web browser emulator is lighter and easier to use than Java-based solutions that require applets or other additional components.