Currently Being ModeratedDec 5, 2012 11:58 AM (in response to Steve9nan)
You cannot load Internet Explorer onto the iPad as MS has not developed it for iOS.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 5, 2012 12:07 PM (in response to Steve9nan)
Some third-party browsers from the app store have settings on them that you can use to identify them as other browsers e.g. Atomic Web has options for identifying it as IE 6, 7, 8 and 9 (as well as Firefox and desktop Safari) - whether that would be sufficient for your sites I don't know
Currently Being ModeratedDec 5, 2012 12:10 PM (in response to Steve9nan)
Try iCab Mobile (available in the app store, not free, but not expensive). It allows you to set the browser ID to any of a variety of browsers and basically fool the website into believing you are on a different browser (several versions of IE are available in the list).
It doesn't necessarily guarantee that all functionality will work, but may help.
Having worked with some insurance company IT departments over the years, I do understand they are not well known for being bleeding edge in the technology arena, but it is high time they upgraded their sites to work with mobile devices. It s 2012, almost 2013, isn't it?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 5, 2012 12:19 PM (in response to Steve9nan)
Note that any of these alternate browsers only "fake" the browser identification. If the site is using Microsoft-proprietary technologies, as some short-sighted web developers still do, it still won't work.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 5, 2012 12:22 PM (in response to varjak paw)
Yeah - any controls using Windows services, Java, or Active X will likely be FUBAR.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 5, 2012 12:42 PM (in response to Steve9nan)
I use Atomic Web on my pad. I set the browser to send an Internet Explorer ID. If you do that you should be able to see the sites you need to see. The Atomic Web browser is free in the App Store.