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The benefits -- and risks -- of hosted Exchange
This article is part of the April 2011, Vol. 9 issue of Exchange Insider
Today, IT managers of all stripes face tough questions about whether to keep IT resources in-house or move them to an external provider. These choices stir angst in the hearts of many IT professionals, who often fear that moving applications off-site means losing control. Or they worry that it will wrest data and application control from the safer confines of a company’s four walls. These long-held objections sometimes keep applications in-house when the wiser choice might be to send them elsewhere. 36.65% -- Number of administrators who would consider placing email in the cloud this year, according to a TechTarget survey. Now, there are plenty of arguments for keeping Exchange Server in-house. On-premises email services enable you to keep tight control on access. You can ensure that data is stored and backed up correctly. On-premises services also bring the comfort that you’re meeting security and compliance requirements. Still, maintaining in-house deployments of services such as Microsoft Exchange is a strategy whose value ...
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