There will be a number of options, O'Grady predicted. "Oracle's retreat from this market will undoubtedly create commercial opportunities for one or more players to support existing OO.o users," he said. IBM will also presumably look to migrate users over to its Symphony suite.
But other users may take the opportunity to instead switch to Web-based alternatives, such as Google Docs, he added.
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