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Ten Questions to Ask Before Moving Your Email to the Cloud

Ten Questions to Ask Before Moving Your Email to the Cloud

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In this whitepaper, we highlight the ten questions one should ask before moving their organization to the cloud.
In this whitepaper, we highlight the ten questions one should ask before moving their organization to the cloud.

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Before You Buy!
Ten Questions to Ask Before Moving Your Email to the Cloud 
 
 An independent paper produced by Diversity Analysis with the support of Rackspace 1©
Copyright 2010 - Diversity Analysis
 
 Abstract 
Email is an essential tool for businesses of all shapes and sizes. In fact, most organizations have adoptedemail communications into their business processes, making email crucial to the very functioning of thebusiness. Businesses require email to be completely reliable and near real-time. Email is also a potentialsource of liability for the business, and therefore requires strict security, privacy and governance. Giventhe importance of email to an organization, and the requirment for real-time access from anywhere, emailhosted in the cloud is seen as the most reliable option. It is imperative to utilize a reliable cloud emailprovider who can mitigate all the potential email related risks. In this whitepaper, we o
ff 
er you a set of questions you should ask your cloud email provider so as to mitigate the risks.
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 An independent paper produced by Diversity Analysis with the support of Rackspace 2©
Copyright 2010 - Diversity Analysis
Introduction
In today’s hyper competitive business environment, email is the mostimportant communication tool for most businesses regardless of the sectorin which they operate. From intra-o
ce communications to communicationswith partners and customers, a reliable email service has become thecommunications lifeline for any business. Employees need reliable andubiquitous access to email, along with both security and speed. In fact, emailis so intertwined with today’s business processes that any disruption to emailwill impact significantly on the business’ ability to function.According to Pingdom, a company focusing on internet availability monitoring, there were 1.4 billion email users worldwide with 90 trillionemails sent in 2009.
is number is further going to increase to 1.9 billionusers by 2013.
is trend is fueled, in part by stronggrowth in business email. According to a research by 
e Radicati Group*, the number of corporate emailaccounts is going to increase from 568 million in 2009 to691 million in 2013. Similarly corporate email messagessent per day is projected to double from 92 billion to187 billion by 2013. To cope with this growth and, also,to have a more reliable and ubiquitous solution, businesses are looking forsolutions beyond traditional managed solutions.
ey want a service that ismore reliable and more highly scalable than what they currently have. Cloudbased email solutions are well suited for these demands.In this era where everything from accounting to customer relationshipmanagement is available as a service for consumption, there are compellingreasons to outsource email to a cloud email provider. As cloud computingtechnologies mature, cloud based email solutions are seen more and moreas a reliable and easily scalable solution. Cloud based email solutions alsoresult in a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) than traditional email systemsand have the benefit of moving the complexities of managing technology away from the organization and putting this burden onto third party providers. With the increasing uptake of Software as a Service (SaaS) and
 In this era where everything from accounting to customer relationship management is availableas a service for consumption, there are compelling reasons to outsource email to a cloud email provider.

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