Looking forward to upgrading to the new version of Microsoft Office? If so, you won’t find many peers who share your enthusiasm.
That’s not to say companies don’t plan to upgrade — 85% of IT departments say they’ll switch to Office 2010 eventually, according to a recent survey by Dimensional Research.
But just 4% of 950 companies survey have fully deployed the new Office so far, and only 18% plan to upgrade before the end of the year.
And 78% of respondents agreed that switching to Office 2010 will be a complex and daunting upgrade. Top concerns:
- The necessity of training users on new features, especially the updated Ribbon interface
- Possible incompatibilities with files created using Office 2003, and
- Confusion over Microsoft’s new volume licensing model.
Do you plan to upgrade to Office 2010 soon? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments section below.