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ODF vs. OpenXML

May 16, 2007, 00:45 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ephraim Schwartz)

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"Convincing customers they have the better technology is the weapon of choice when it comes to winning business battles in high tech

"First let's make one thing clear. At the highest level, ODF (Open Document Format) vs. OpenXML is a battle between two business competitors, IBM and Microsoft, each of which views itself as threatened by the other.

"Despite what you read below, this is not a column about technology; it's about business strategy. What may mislead you is that when high-tech companies battle, technology is typically the tactical weapon of choice..."

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