Microsoft Office Generational Preferences - Survey Findings

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Microsoft Office Generational Preferences - Survey Findings

  1. 1. Is Microsoft Office NowAn Old Persons Toolbox? Findings on Generational Preferences
  2. 2. In a world where the younger generation are considereddigital natives and cloud computing and open sourcesoftware is gaining a growing momentum, is MicrosoftOffice now a toolbox for just the older generation?
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  4. 4. SURVEY SURVEYFINDINGS FINDINGS
  5. 5. THE “OLDER GENERATION” 35 years and older
  6. 6. Older Generation prefersMicrosoft Word for Word Processing Strongly Disagree 22% Strongly Agree 38% Disagree 9% Neutral 9% Agree 22%
  7. 7. Older Generation prefers Online Applications for Word Processing Strongly Agree 6% Agree 6% Neutral Strongly Disagree 13% 28% Disagree 47%
  8. 8. Older Generation prefers MS Powerpoint as a Presentation Tool Strongly Agree 19% Strongly Disagree 31% Agree 16% Disagree Neutral 22% 12%
  9. 9. Older Generation prefers Online or OpenSource Applications as a Presentation Tool Strongly Diasgree 6% Strongly Agree 25% Disagree 34% Agree 19% Neutral 16%
  10. 10. Older Generation prefers to useOnline Cloud Computing or Open Source Applications for Office Productivity Tasks Strongly Disagree 3% Strongly Agree 9% Disagree 28% Agree 41% Neutral 19%
  11. 11. Younger Generation Prefers Microsoft Word for Word Processing Strongly Disagree 0% Disagree 10% Neutral 10% Agree 15% Strongly Agree 65%
  12. 12. Younger Generation prefers Online Applications for Word Processing Strongly Agree 5% Agree 15% Strongly Disagree Neutral 30% 5% Disagree 45%
  13. 13. Younger Generation prefers MSPowerpoint as a Presentation Tool Strongly Disagree 0% Disagree 15% Strongly Agree 30% Neutral 15% Agree 40%
  14. 14. Younger Generation prefers Online or OpenSource Applications as a Presentation Tool Strongly Agree 10% Strongly Disagree 25% Agree 30% Disagree 25% Neutral 10%
  15. 15. Younger Generation prefers to useOnline Cloud Computing or OpenSourceApplications forStrongly Productivity Tasks Office Disagree 5% Strongly Agree 10% Disagree 20% Agree 30% Neutral 35%
  16. 16. • Left us with more questions • Is the trend towards MS Office because schools tend to teach only this suite? • Are students exposed to and encouraged to explore a variety of platforms and applications for office productivity tasks?• Informal feedback from older generation participants • mobile learning devices• What is the trends towards a preference for use of a mobile device for office productivity tasks?

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