February 15 2008
Wow, this is pretty sweet!
After a flurry of heavy voting, our readers have selected their picks for this year's Datamation Product of the Year Awards. ...Link: Datamation Announces 2008 Product of the Year Winners >
When it comes to total numbers of users, there's no question that Microsoft Office is the 800-pound gorilla of this category. The deeply entrenched Office makes the corporate world go 'round. Given Office's status, it's a major eyebrow raiser that this category was won by relative newcomer IBM Lotus Symphony. Perhaps it's because Big Blue's product is free (that always helps), or because IBM is itself such an established vendor. Whatever the case, consider this vote as a huge upset.