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  • Are there viable spreadsheet app alternatives to Microsoft Excel?

    Microsoft Excel may be widely used, but other spreadsheet applications such as Google Sheets and Thinkfree are available for organizations to use. Continue Reading

  • Evaluate Microsoft Office and alternative productivity suites

    Microsoft Office has been the de facto standard in enterprise productivity suites for years, but it's hardly the only software available. Even Microsoft has a few different options, from the Office many users know to the cloud-based Office 365 and even -- finally -- mobile applications for Google Android and Apple iOS. Shops that want to de-Microsoft can turn to open source productivity suites such as LibreOffice and Apache OpenOffice, or even Google Apps. And there are even more mobile productivity applications, many of which are full-featured and provide good user experiences.

    Settling on which option to use on which device is no easy task, however. Businesses must weigh the pros and cons of alternative productivity suites against the old standby. Cost, usability, features, cloud integration and mobile support are all factors. In some cases, Office still comes out on top.

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  • Compare Office 365 vs. Office 2013 before going open source

    Organizations can save money and management hassles by comparing Office 365 vs. Office 2013 and then checking each against open source alternatives. Continue Reading

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