A number of our clients are looking closely at the cost of their email infrastructure in comparison with cloud based email services from Google and Microsoft and of course a range of vendors offering managed cloud based email services.

From an IT Support perspective we are happy to support both server and cloud based email services but in our opinion a cloud based email servicve offers small business an advantage over a traditional (and often more expensive server infrastructure for the following reasons:

  • pay as you go monthly fee with the ability to flex up and down as the number of users changes
  • no need to worry about backups, backup tapes or disaster recovery
  • you get the latest version of Microsoft Outlook / Exchange etc
  • access email wherever you are – the server could be in Nepal for all you care
  • no expensive Microsoft upgrades / licenses to worry about