Why Microsoft Office won’t be going anywhere anytime soon

Mon, Dec 8, 2008


A short and sweet explanation as to why web based applications won’t be a serious threat to Microsoft Office anytime soon:

The problem is that many if not most medium to large enterprises have years of intellectual property tied up in complicated Excel spreadsheets, Powerpoint presentations, Access databases and Word documents riddled with embedded macros and formulae. In a high percentage of cases, making the transition to a new office productivity suite would be quite problematical and unacceptably expensive.

Web based apps might make some inroads with end users who simply need a basic Word Processor, but the big companies who buy Microsoft Office licenses in bulk won’t be changing there orders anytime soon.

via ITWire


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