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Microsoft Office 2010 Only Used By 4 Per Cent Of IT Pros

According a recent IT poll, only 4 per cent of IT professionals have deployed Microsoft's Office 2010, but many are planning to do so next year.

The survey, which was conducted by Dimensional Research for Dell Kace, compiled the information from 935 people, comprising of IT professionals, IT managers and IT executives.

The report revealed that more than 52 per cent of the respondents had not deployed the productivity suite in any way, not even in a test lab. However, 85 per cent of the respondents were planning to eventually deploy the software.

Meanwhile, 78 per cent of the respondents had certain concerns about Office 2010.

The survey found that 45 per cent IT professionals had a problem with the Ribbon user interface, 33 per cent cited incompatibility with add-in applications as a reason to avoid office and another 33 per cent cited problems with document formats in Office 2003.

Around 42 per cent of the respondents said that they well upgrade to Office 2010 next year.

Rob Meinhardt, Dell Kace president, said in a statement: “That’s more than enough tipping point to accelerate Office 2010 more broadly.”