Firms to switch to Office 97

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 14 January, 1997, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 14 January, 1997, 12:00am

Several Hong Kong companies say they plan to migrate to Microsoft Office 97, which was launched in the territory last week.

Barbara Proud, chief systems manager for the Hospital Authority, said that hospitals planned to migrate fully to Office 97 because of better Internet and intranet integration and the new Outlook application.

KPMG Peat Marwick's executive director for information technology, Francis Quek, said that the company decided to migrate to Office 97 because the systems policy editor made it easier for him to monitor employee usage.

Hutchison Telecom, Cathay Pacific Airways and San Miguel Hong Kong also plan to upgrade to Office 97 over the next twelve months.

Microsoft's product manager, Michael Aldridge, said the Chinese version of Office 97 would be available in the second quarter of this year.