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 OpenOffice.org branded as “Lotus Symphony.” However, Symphony provides few advantages over existing OpenOffice.org distributions. …
- 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.