"Italy's National Centre for IT in Public Administration (CNIPA)
published on 15/09/2004 a comparative study of Microsoft Office and
two open source software competitors, StarOffice and OpenOffice.
The Microsoft suite, it found, remains the easiest solution for
collaborative work because of its dominant market position and of
"The main goal of the study was to identify the advantages and
disadvantages for a public administration of migrating from
Microsoft Office to an office productivity suite based on open
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