IBM 'advises' staff to opt for a Microsoft Office-free world
Big Blues 20,000-strong techies have been advised to ditch Microsoft Office and use open standards software such as Lotus Symphony instead.
IBM chief information officer Mark Hennessey and veep Gina Poole issued a memo yesterday urging the firms staff to take a new, more integrated approach to desktop productivity software", reports the Irish Times.
The memo doesnt explicitly mention Office but it does subtly put the boot into rival Microsoft by noting that Symphonys use of Open Document Format (ODF) "makes digital information independent from the program in which it was created allowing information to be used in new, innovative ways".
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You'd understand them apart from the fact that Office 2k7 sp2 will support ODF, see here.