The IDC report on Open Document Standards is now available for download.
This independent study, based on an IDC survey of Nordic companies, provides an overview of interoperability issues and options with a focus on document standards such as Open XML and ODF. The report is summarized in its synopsis as follows:
This study is a fact-based analysis of the emerging open document standards, Open XML and ODF. The study is structured in two parts: An overview of the framework around open standards and open document standards in particular. The second part looks in detail on what we can learn about the adoption of open standards from IDC's Nordic survey of companies and organizations carried out in August 2006. "We believe that multiple open document standards are going to exist in the market – just as the case would be with proprietary standards – and each will mirror certain needs in the market", says Per Andersen, Managing Director for IDC Nordic.