Next year, Microsoft plans to release a new version of its Office software package. However, Chip Bates, the director of product development for ConverterTechnology, a company that helps businesses with software migration, says before jumping straight to Microsoft Office 2010, you might want to upgrade to Office 2007, if you haven't already done so.
Bates points to software support, file migration and productivity losses as some issues that put a company at risk if they don't upgrade to the current version of Office software. In a guest column for IT Business Edge, Bates offers eight reasons why your organization shouldn't wait to upgrade to Office 2007, and the benefits it will realize when it does.
A couple of his thoughts include:
For those unfamiliar with Microsoft Office 2007, the Knowledge Network offers several reference guides on applications within the Office suite.