Sun has once again reinforced its commitment to the region with the introduction of its Arabic version of StarOffice 9. The comprehensive suite offers a wide array of advanced, extensible productivity tools including word processing, presentation, spreadsheet, and drawing software, which are all now accessible to Arabic users.
"We are committed to supporting the region's initiative to increase the number of Arab nationals entering the workforce and the significant enhancements we have made to StarOffice means that we can provide Arabic users with a simple, comprehensive solution within all companies whether small businesses or larger enterprises." said Christopher Saul Desktop Sales Manager for Sun Microsystems Southern & Eastern EMEA.. "The initial launch of StarOffice 9 in English received an overwhelming response and we expect that institutions in the Middle East, with their enthusiasm for technology and productivity, will react in a similar way."
The local edition of StarOffice 9 will provide Arabic users with an open standards-based, enterprise-class office productivity suite that is compatible with Microsoft Office and when compared, has demonstrated significant cost saving benefits. In addition to covering licensing, the total cost also includes migration, training and system administration fees.