Is Microsoft Office 2013 right for you? Here are the right questions for small and midsize businesses and enterprises to ask.
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Let's assume you make a business case before investing in new technology. (You do that, right?) How are you going to do that for Office 2013? Cloud or mobility might make that case for some; new and improved features also might play a role in justifying the cost and effort. The new release adds touch and stylus support, for instance, although you'll probably need to be a Windows 8 shop to make the most of that upgrade. Office 2013 also features Skype integration, especially with Lync. Want to edit a PDF inside Word? You can do that now, too. Those are just a handful of examples. Microsoft's TechNet site offers a full breakdown of what's new in Office 2013 for IT pros.
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. We've got a management crisis right now, and we've also got an engagement crisis. Could the two be linked? Tune in for the next installment of IT Life Radio, Wednesday May 20th at 3PM ET to find out.