Yawns may greet Microsoft Office port to iOS and Android

By , Network World |  Consumerization of IT, Microsoft, Microsoft Office

"What Microsoft fails to account for is that mobile has unique attributes and uses," says StoryDesk's Stolper. "They continue to view the iPad as a [potential] laptop replacement, when the analysis needs to be on use cases, not on hardware. The iPad is a supplement to some existing uses, like Excel for financial modeling, which is a poor use of the tablet."

The real opportunity isn't in porting an existing PC application and adapting it to mobile devices, Stolper says, but in delivering productivity tools designed from the start for those "use cases that mobile can do differently and better."

John Cox covers wireless networking and mobile computing for Network World. Twitter: http://twitter.com/johnwcoxnww Email: john_cox@nww.com

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