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After years of watching Microsoft air jordan 4 iv retro 1999 black cement grey rake in billions of dollars from its desktop software franchise, its competitors are pouncing.
The computing giant, which has been challenging Microsoft’s desktop dominance for years, said that Lotus Symphony is a standards based alternative to Microsoft’s proprietary Office.
Separately, on Monday afternoon, Yahoo said that it paid $350 air jordan 5 v retro white patent dark army del sol million to acquire Zimbra, a start up that developed a Web based e mail and collaboration package comparable air jordan 1 retro 2001 white white midnight navy with Microsoft Exchange and Outlook.
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The flurry of investment in productivity software points to technology and business changes in the IT industry that are air jordan retro 14 thunder black vibrant yellow white making Microsoft’s cash cow vulnerable to alternatives, particularly among small businesses and consumers.
But don’t expect Microsoft coffers aOlernKienOP KOBE 9 What Is the Manufacturing Process of a Tennis Shoe to start draining tomorrow. Analysts expect Microsoft to retain the great majority of its Office customers as it adjusts its product development to the Web and open source, even as competitors try to siphon off its Office revenue.
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Microsoft failed to get its Office Open XML formats certified as ISO standards through its accelerated process earlier this month. On Monday, the European Commission ruled in favor of regulators in an antitrust aOlernKienOP air jordan 16 ginger white What Should You Caution About Long Time Wear Hig case that could change how Microsoft does business in Europe.
Microsoft aOlernKienOP air jordan 4 green glow dark grey green glow cement grey black Real Estate has shown some signs of reacting to the full court press it’s seeing from competitors.
Last week, it made a Air Jordan CDP version of its Office suite available to students for $60. It is also developing Office Live, a set of online services that complements Office and is aimed at small businesses.
A Microsoft spokesman on Tuesday said that Office meets its customers’ needs because the company continues to invest in it.
“Competition is good for the industry and good for customers. That said, Microsoft Office continues to be the overwhelming choice for a broad range of organizations and individuals,” air jordan 9 ix retro black citrus said Jacob Jaffe, director of Office at Microsoft. “Microsoft Office has changed as people’s work has changed, and the alternatives for the most part have aimed to meet the needs of the past.”
IBM on Tuesday offered up beta versions of the Lotus Symphony applications a document editor, spreadsheet and presentation program to end users and business customers for free download.
The applications run on Windows and Linux, and a Mac version is planned.
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