In the office, people still prefer Microsoft Office. Yes, despite threats from rivals that are open source, cheaper, fully cloud-based or more mobile-friendly, Microsoft Office’s desktop suite reigns over the workplace productivity software kingdom.
That’s the conclusion Forrester Research reached after recently polling 155 enterprise IT professionals with decision-making power over their company’s choice of office software suites.
“Things haven’t really changed,” said Forrester analyst Philipp Karcher, who authored the report. “Office still has a stranglehold in this market.”
While IT departments may grumble that Office has more features than most people need and that it’s costly, the suite has been around so long that it owns the hearts of employees, who also use it at home for personal matters, the study found.