Pender's Blog

Blog archive

IBM Tosses Office, Wins Bank Deal for Lotus

IBM is, not unreasonably, ditching Microsoft Office for hundreds of thousands of its employees and sticking them with IBM's open source Lotus Symphony. It's perfectly reasonable, of course, for IBM to want its employees to use its own products (or, at least, not to use competitive products), but we hope for IBM's sake that these folks don't have problems communicating with the rest of the world, which uses Office. (The Open Document Format should solve any of those problems, though...right?)

In other IBM news, Big Blue won U.S. Bank as a customer for the Lotus collaboration suite.

Posted by Lee Pender on 09/16/2009 at 1:22 PM


Featured

  • Getting a Handle on Hyper-V Virtual NICs

    Hyper-V usually makes it easy to configure virtual network adapters within VMs. That is, until you need to create a VM containing multiple virtual NICs.

  • Microsoft Highlights Emerging Kubernetes Scalability and Governance Efforts

    Microsoft this week highlighted some emerging efforts to improve both the scalability and governance of the open source Kubernetes container orchestration service.

  • Microsoft Ending Azure Container Service Support in 2020

    Microsoft gave notice earlier this month that it will be ending its Azure Container Service on Jan. 31, 2020.

  • Microsoft Releases Surface Diagnostic Toolkit for Business

    Microsoft released a new tool, Surface Diagnostic Toolkit for Business, earlier this month, providing a means for IT pros to find and troubleshoot problems on Microsoft Surface devices.

comments powered by Disqus
Most   Popular

Office 365 Watch

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.