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Move Email to the Cloud

Cloud-based email is the way of the future! It's also a whole heck of a lot less expensive than on-prem.

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Over 80 companies contributed to this research.

Your Challenge

  • Cloud solutions are becoming increasingly popular. Is it time to move email to the Cloud?
  • What are the primary vendors in the cloud email space?
  • Is cloud email really more cost-effective?
  • What kinds of challenges do enterprises experience during a cloud email project?

Our Advice

Critical Insight

  • Cloud email is the way of the future. You must have a strategy in place to either adopt it or not.
  • Cloud email and on-prem solutions have similar TCO up to five years from a licensing perspective.
  • Cloud email is always more cost effective when you consider support and power.
  • There are two real choices for cloud email: Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365.They present similar challenges and benefits to users and IT departments.

Impact and Result

  • Determine if cloud email is a viable option for your enterprise.
  • Deliver a cost assessment of cloud email.

Research & Tools

1. Get the whole picture

Determine when an upgrade is needed.

2. Assess the features and functions found in newer versions

Decide if they are appropriate for the organization at this time.

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