IBM goes open with office suite
Microsoft doc questions linger
IBM is adopting OpenDocument Format (ODF) for the first generally available release of its network-based collaboration and office productivity suite.
IBM said Sunday its Workplace Managed Client 2.6, due in early 2006, would adopt ODF so users could easily share files and information. The Workplace Managed Client is currently available on a limited capacity, with more than one million deployed seats.
The timing of IBM’s announcement is designed to capitalize on debate and concern over the openness of file formats in Microsoft’s Office, and appeal to governments in emerging markets like China and India as they start to digitize their data.
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