Onsite or Hosted – Which Exchange Solution is The Best Fit for Your Business.

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Onsite or Hosted – Which Exchange Solution is The Best Fit for Your Business.

We have moved into a digital age where the cloud subscription model has become king and we are seeing the consumerisation of IT services changing the way both home users and business procure IT.

However, a common question we are often asked is “Should I have my own exchange server or go with a Hosted Solution?” The initial response is how many users do you look after? If this is below 80 then having a hosted solution is certainly the right option, in terms of financials and manageability. If you are heading upwards then it may well be more cost effective to look at onsite Infrastructure and data centre.

In this article, we aim to help by looking at the differences between an On-Premise solution and hosted exchange solution and cover some key areas for consideration.

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Forecasts estimate that in 2017, Office 365 users will surpass 100 Million so the platform has been a great success and continues to grow with Microsoft continuously investing in the product. This also represents around 33% of the total Exchange market and continues to grow. There seems no longer a reluctance or fear around moving business services to Microsoft Office 365 or a hosted Exchange solution, and for smaller businesses, it makes perfect sense to go hosted rather than shell out on a shiny server and ongoing maintenance. For larger enterprise where staff number in excess of 80, the subscription costs and needs probably start to outweigh the benefits of a hosted solution, and an on-premise solution looks like a viable option.

We would be very happy to talk to you about your needs and answer any questions you may have about exchange or other technology requirements.

Call us on 0114 361 0062 and ask us a question.