Monday, December 7, 2009

Microsoft Buys Some Gartner™ "Research"

"Business analyst Gartner says proprietary office suites will continue to dominate over web-based office suites because there is a significant performance gap between full-function suites and web-based versions. Gartner points out that one of the biggest gaps is the lack of complete offline services.

"In a report titled `The State of Google Apps`, Gartner argues that Google Apps is not an adequate substitute for Microsoft Office.

"In the short term, Gartner says, few big enterprises would be likely to disrupt what they already have in place for Google's offerings. Changing even something such as the email system in the workplace could be costly and cause problems for security, training staff, service levels and technology."

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