InfoWorld: Sun hits the mark with StarOffice Suite
Jun 30, 2000, 21:55 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Maggie Biggs)
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"For some time now, businesses have implemented Microsoft Office
to support the creation of corporate documents. However, three
recent developments may well level the productivity suite playing
field and open doors for companies to implement and use business
productivity software more cost effectively...."
"Although hundreds of feature additions and enhancements are
in this release of StarOffice, the most noticeable improvement
concerns interoperability with Microsoft Office formats. Rival
VistaSource's Applixware also has upped the ante by offering
improved compatibility with Microsoft Office formats."
"For companies that wish to continue with a client/server-based
computing paradigm, StarOffice's suite is a promising solution for
reducing end-user application software costs. Reducing or
eliminating the cost of licensing end-user packaged office suites
can provide a nice savings opportunity -- both in terms of
licensing and administration. If you are considering a move to
network-based computing via service providers, you can also reduce
end-user application expenditures by paying only for the number of
access times you expect in a given month."