Our research has shown that over 95% of the customers are considering moving some if not all of their IT infrastructure to the Cloud. However most of the companies we speak to have the same problem and that is convincing the key stakeholders of the benefits in doing so.
 
In our experience, the quickest win and perhaps the most beneficial one is moving your Email to the Cloud. The below lists all the commercial and technical benefits of moving your Email to the Cloud. Some, if not all of these benefits are just too compelling to ignore.
 
Unlike other benefits lists you've probably seen, we have purposely steered away from proclaiming financial savings as these figures tend to be too generic. We have stuck to the plain commercial facts of moving to the Cloud and expressed it in a language that any FD or MD will understand and appreciate.
 
  • Speed of transition (days not weeks)
  • No need for capital expenditure & predictable costs
  • Increased ability of users i.e. collaboration
  • Enterprise class service (SPAM & AV)
  • No need to backup Exchange
  • Remove single point of failure
  • Complete disaster recovery plan
  • Scalable - Infinity grow and shrink
  • Reliability - Guaranteed uptime
  • No need to make your office a data centre
  • Free version upgrades
  • No licensing purchases
  • Enterprise security
  • No bandwidth restrictions/limitations
  • Bolt on services such as Email archiving
  • Unified signatures with messaging (optional)
  • Peace of mind
  • 50 million + customers use Hosted Cloud Services
  • CapEx - No need to buy Exchange server or licensing every 5 years 
  • OpEx - Lower Support Costs
  • Increased operating efficiency i.e. no loss of business due to downtime
  • Reduce costs of backup device and associated software
  • No need to purchase and maintain Antivirus for Exchange
  • No need to purchase and maintain Anti-Spam solution
  • Lower connectivity costs
  • Lower utility costs (less power consumption)
  • No costs associsted with continuous migrations