Ontario's Ministry of Education is bringing an open source-based office productivity suite into classrooms around the province after inking a deal with Sun Microsystems of Canada Inc. for its Star Office 7.
It was a huge decision when the Alberta Cancer Board (ACB) decided to implement Microsoft Corp.'s Office System 2003 as a way to improve communication and collaboration across its multiple locations in Edmonton.
When Microsoft Corp. releases in June the next update of its Microsoft Office suite, a version tailored for small and medium businesses (SMBs) will be included in the product line, according to Microsoft.
The widespread use of Linux on the desktop hasn't caught on so far. But don't count it out quite yet: A new group, the Linux Desktop Consortium, is being formed by a growing number of Linux and application vendors to promote the use of the open-source operating system on corporate and home desktops.
Sun Microsystems Inc. will release a software development kit in the middle of next year that will allow businesses to customize applications in its open source StarOffice productivity suite to better suit their needs, an executive for the company said Wednesday.
German government IT consultants expect a surge in demand for open-source office application software from parliamentarians after national elections in September, said Fredo Sartori, an IT consultant working for the Bundestag, the lower house of German parliament.