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Le 2010-11-02 14:53, Peter Rodwell a écrit :
Quoting Marc Paré:

And yes, MSO format conversions are not 100% and where there are power
users like Peter, it may be difficult to
rationalize using LibO when his customers are unwilling to adopt an
ODF format which would simply work. There is always
the option for Peter to propose a change in office suite to his
clients and suggest that a free migration to LibO would
save them quite a bit in expenditures and would still provide them
with the same functionality as MSO but using the ODF
formats instead.

My clients are mostly major corporations who don't tend to welcome IT
strategy suggestions from their
suppliers! Sure, they're aware of OO and open source in general but
they're not planning to change anytime soon. This is not because they've
been brainwashed by MS; it's mostly because they can't afford
(financially and timewise) the risk of having to re-train thousands of
users with the productivity drop that this would involve.


I understand that perfectly well. I am a teacher and school boards are comparable to major corporations, I sit on an IT committee (software acquisition) and we talk often about migration. But, the question of IT support for OS and software is a large issue. They are more and more interested in the financial savings though. I think that this will eventually lead them to migration, the $$$ is just too attractive.


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