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Tier Your Workforce To Save Money With Cloud-Based Corporate Email

Occasional Users Can Run Email In The Cloud For As Little As $2.43 Per Month

August 13, 2009

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Information and knowledge management (I&KM) pros are used to giving all employees the same software tools. While this has the benefit of simplicity, it often means buying licenses for software that is seldom or never used. With cloud-based email, firms now have a way to tune their email costs to the actual needs of their workforce. The easiest way to get started is to host some mailboxes on-premises and others in the cloud. While firms with fewer than 15,000 employees can almost always save money by moving all mailboxes to the cloud, every firm can save money by moving their occasional users — workers that can get away with a Web-based email client — to a cloud-based email provider. How much money? For these occasional users, as much as $63 per user per year.

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Table of Contents

  • Companies Are Getting Smart About Email Costs
  • Tier Your Workforce To Determine Email Needs
  • On-Premises Email Costs More Than You Think
  • Cloud-Based Email Is Cheaper For Occasional Users
  • The Market For Cloud-Based Email Is Rapidly Maturing
  • The First Steps To Tiering Your Workforce

  • Tackle Other Big Buckets Of Cost: Mobility, Migration, And Archiving
  • Supplemental Material
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