Each time Microsoft refreshes one of its signature product lines, it faces the familiar challenges of convincing decision makers at IT shops that the upgrade is worth it, that the features and benefits outweigh the cost, and that there’s no time like the present to make the transition. At present, Microsoft is in the midst of that process as it boosts its new Windows 7 operating system, but also with the latest iteration of the Office productivity suite, Office 2010.
And the company received some encouraging news on that front in the form of a new survey from Dimensional Research, which found that 42 percent of corporate IT organizations plan to upgrade to Office 2010 by the end of next year. Datamation takes a look.
Microsoft’s Office 2010 was only released last May and, in less than six months, 4 percent of corporate IT organizations have already fully deployed it, according to a new study.
Further, 2011 is looking like a banner year for the latest version of Microsoft’s (NASDAQ: MSFT) premier Office productivity application suite. Some 18 percent told Dimensional Research that they plan to deploy Office 2010 “broadly” by the end of the year, but a much larger number — 42 percent — said they plan to do the job in 2011.