As e-mail and calendaring applications mature, e-mail hosting providers present increasingly attractive solutions that erode the value of in-house e-mail provisioning. Enterprises need to assess the following:
- Is hosted e-mail a reasonable option?
- What does in-house e-mail provisioning actually cost?
- What cost savings can be realized with hosted e-mail?
This note will guide IT leaders through these decision points to inform enterprise strategy decisions regarding hosted or in-house e-mail.