IBM is reportedly going to offer free software to compete with Microsoft Office, Google launched its PowerPoint wannabe and Yahoo acquires Zimbra in a really nice move that could be a precursor to Yahoo Office.
In between those announcements there's OpenOffice 2.3. On any given day there are updates for those tracking this space from the likes of Zoho, StarOffice and other usual suspects. IBM is even bringing back retreads to target Office. At least the price (free) is right. The target: The Microsoft Office juggernaut.
Well I'm tired of it. Given that Microsoft Office must be so vulnerable (see Techmeme) I want a piece of the pie.
Without further ado, I introduce DigOffice, a new paradigm in productivity software. It'll be SAASy, on-demand, comply with all those document formats everyone gripes about. You'll dig DigOffice so much that you'll drop Microsoft Office, fire your CIO for being so stupid and embrace an open source, browser-centric productivity reality. Of course, DigOffice will have so much AJAX that you can clean your kitchen sink. And it'll all work offline.
Here's the press release that will be going out shortly.
DigOffice launches, new Web 2.0 paradigm emerges; Microsoft Office is roadkill
NEW YORK--DigOffice, a new productivity suite, launched Tuesday. This new suite integrates all technology acronyms easily and will change the way you view productivity software.
DigOffice is designed from the ground up to mimic Microsoft Office (not to mention other Office suites) and allow access through a browser.
"DigOffice will be a paradigm shift of epic proportions. Our goal is to nibble at Microsoft's revenue stream and create a business for ourselves. From there, we'll get venture funding and I'll be able to feed myself," said DigOffice creator Larry Dignan at a press event held in a jam-packed Manhattan cubicle (capacity: 2).
Simply put, DigOffice is SAAS, open source, compatible with OOXML and ODF and distributed through various consultants looking to charge you fees just so you can rip out Microsoft Office. DigOffice is based on previous productivity suites that have failed to get traction previously.
"DigOffice will work in both enterprise and corporate environments. You'll fire your CIO after this user experience," said analyst I. HaveBeenPaidToSayThis.
Any questions can be directed toward Mike Cox. He's on the site somewhere.