IBM is switching from Microsoft Office to Lotus Symphony

German daily Handelsblatt has reported that IBM is migrating employees of the firm from MS Office Suite to IBM’s very own Lotus Symphony (based on Open Office). Approval would have to be sought from management if the employee wants to have MS office installed at their workstations. Well, he better has a convincing reason for the switch! Seems to me pretty soon, IBM will start migrating all staff in all parts of the world from Microsoft Office to Lotus Symphony…

“The instructions from the end of August stipulate that Symphony has to be installed on all company computers within ten workdays. 330,000 employees have reportedly already switched. The goal is apparently not to save money. Rather, IBM wants to make sure that all information will remain available on all IT platforms and on the internet.”

News via [H-Online]


German daily Handelsblatt has reported that IBM is migrating employees of the firm from MS Office Suite to IBM’s very own Lotus Symphony (based
on Open Office). Approval would have to be sought from management if
the employee wants to have MS office installed at their workstations.
Well, he better has a convincing reason for the switch! Seems to me
pretty soon, IBM will start migrating all staff in all parts of the
world from Microsoft Office to Lotus Symphony…

“The instructions from the end of August stipulate that Symphony has to
be installed on all company computers within ten workdays. 330,000
employees have reportedly already switched. The goal is apparently not
to save money. Rather, IBM wants to make sure that all information will
remain available on all IT platforms and on the internet.”

News via [H-Online]

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