Gartner: IBM’s Free Symphony Sings Familiar Songs

Gartner Group has picked up on the IBM Symphony announcement. Their recommendations are quite clear …

… IBM hopes to challenge Microsoft’s Office franchise with its own release of branded as “Lotus Symphony.” However, Symphony provides few advantages over existing distributions. …

… Recommendations


  • Don’t change organizational strategy because of this announcement.
  • Evaluate OO.o and decide if it is appropriate for certain users.
  • Examine migration costs to see if there is a business case.
  • Don’t expect to be able to replace MS Office for all users with OO.o.