IBM Throws Out Microsoft Office
Sep 12, 2009
360,000 IBM workers have been told to stop using Microsoft Office and switch to the Open Office-based software Symphony.
Quoting an inside source, the German economic newspaper, “Handelsblatt” reports that staff at IBM have been given ten days to change to Symphony, IBM’s in-house Lotus software. The use of Microsoft Office will in future require managerial approval. With immediate affect, the Open Document Format (ODF) will rule at IBM with the file ending .doc soon belonging to the past.