Who Should Migrate to Exchange 2010
With yesterday’s launch of hosted Microsoft Exchange 2010, Intermedia commissioned two white papers from industry research firms in order to provide additional tools to the marketplace regarding Exchange 2010 and in particular, hosted Exchange 2010. The below is the first in a series of excerpts from the white paper, “Why You Should Consider Migrating to Hosted Exchange 2010” by Osterman Research, Inc. – available on Intermedia’s web site.
WHO SHOULD CONSIDER MIGRATING TO EXCHANGE 2010
Any organization that uses Exchange should seriously consider migrating to the newest version of the system. There are a number of reasons to do so, including the ability to significantly lower the cost of ownership, a wider range of storage options that can be used in the new system and thereby driving costs lower, better archiving to enable improved regulatory and legal compliance, and a better user experience that can make individual users more efficient. Plus, as noted above, organizations that may want to one day migrate to unified communications will have a solid foundation available on which to build their unified communications capabilities.
Further, organizations of all sizes should consider deploying Exchange 2010 as a hosted service. Doing so, particularly for those organizations that have up to 500 users, can significantly reduce the total cost of ownership for Exchange, provide more predictable costs, improve the effectiveness of IT staff members, improve uptime for end users, provide better protection against spam and malware, and improve the overall resiliency of the system. It is also important to consider using a hosted Exchange provider that can provide necessary capabilities and that has a solid roadmap for deploying future services.