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ConsortiumInfo: The Emerging ODF Environment, Part V: Spotlight on IBM Workplace

Sep 06, 2006, 15:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Updegrove)

"In this fourth in-depth interview focusing on ODF-compliant office productivity suites, I interview IBM's Ken Bisconti, Vice President, Workplace, Portal and Collaboration Software. Unlike the prior interviews, however, this interview focuses not on a traditional office suite, but on a service within a series of products and technologies--the ODF-compliant editors included in IBM's innovative Workplace office collaboration environment.

"IBM Workplace is an example of a type of next generation information environment that is being promoted by many major IT analysts, each of which has coined its own name for the new paradigm that it is promoting. For Forrester Research, that name is the 'Information Workplace.' For Gartner, it is the 'High-Performance Workplace.' IDC calls it the 'Enterprise Workplace,' and also (rather grandly) 'a long-awaited gift to the information worker from the IT community...'"

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