Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 16th Jan 2009 08:45 UTC, submitted by stonyandcher
Features, Office Yesterday we ran a story on how educational institutions defaulting to Microsoft Office may stifle some people who do not own a copy of Office or Windows. A Forrester Research report now states the bloody obvious by claiming that organisations stick with Microsoft Word not out of necessity, but out of habit.
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Habit?
by TBPrince on Sat 17th Jan 2009 18:44 UTC
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That habit is usually called (de facto) standard. ;-)

Then, we might agree that 60% users don't need more than Word out of Office and that maybe 80% don't need more than Outlook+Word. We could also agree that most (maybe 70%) don't need most of Office functionalities. Yes, could be true.

But that doesn't mean that, because of that, users will accept to use a limited product, albeit cheaper or free, even when they don't use most Office functionalities.

But don't confuse simple customers with enterprise ones. Office provide a terrific value for Enterprises which no other product could match (yet).

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