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    Report Case Study: What Enterprises Can Learn From Universities' Cloud-Based Hybrid Email

    June 10, 2009 | Christopher Voce

    Faced with escalating costs in providing email and rising student needs, schools are looking for a better way than going it alone. Educational institutions like St. John's University and Hinds...

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    Report Protecting Email With The Cloud

    How Cloud Services Can Play A Role In Message Continuity And Recovery

    Ensuring that your users can access email and keep business moving in the event of a disaster is critical, but it can be complex and costly. Traditional methods carry heavy facility, hardware,...

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    Report Q&A: Licensing Microsoft Cloud Services

    How Sending Your Infrastructure Into The Cloud Impacts Microsoft Licensing
    February 9, 2009 | Christopher Voce

    Microsoft communication and collaboration customers are at a crossroads. How should they handle Exchange and SharePoint — keep running it themselves and try to manage the costs, or ship it off to...

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    Report Inquiry Spotlight: Corporate Email, Q1 2009

    January 30, 2009 | Christopher Voce

    Corporate email is a hot topic, and Forrester has received more than 130 inquiries on the topic from IT professionals within the past year. Email impacts several parts of IT, from the...

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    Report Measuring The Cloud's Impact On Corporate Email

    January 8, 2009 | Christopher Voce, Ted Schadler

    There is a significant amount of cost, complexity, and attention required to maintain corporate email on premise -- and firms are looking for a better way. The cloud offers the promise of...

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    Report Should Your Email Live In The Cloud? An Infrastructure And Operations Analysis

    Rethinking Where Your Email Lives And Who's Managing It
    January 5, 2009 | Christopher Voce

    There isn't much that hasn't already been said about the criticality of email in business today — but the cost of hosting and managing your own email infrastructure is probably reaching the...

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    Report Inquiry Spotlight: Microsoft Licensing, Q4 2008

    November 21, 2008 | Christopher Voce

    Of the more than 20,000 inquiries Forrester receives annually, a very regular stream comes from IT operations professionals and sourcing and vendor management teams about Microsoft licensing — more...

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    Report Q&A: SharePoint's Licensing Complexities

    Licensing SharePoint, And How Federation And Virtualization Play A Role
    November 10, 2008 | Christopher Voce

    Microsoft's SharePoint continues to spread like wildfire, making it difficult for IT to respond with efficient ways to deploy and manage it. SharePoint is a component in Microsoft's broader...

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    Report Is Hyper-V For You?

    Answering Questions Related To, And Examining The Benefits And Gaps Of, Microsoft's Server Virtualization Solution
    September 19, 2008 | Christopher Voce

    Although VMware has significant mind and wallet share in organizations' server virtualization plans, and some show an interest in Xen, many of the servers out there run a Microsoft server OS — and...

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    Report Successfully Negotiating Microsoft Licensing Agreements

    June 20, 2008 | Duncan Jones, Christopher Voce

    Negotiations with Microsoft can be a daunting challenge for a sourcing and vendor management team. Not only is it likely to represent a major financial commitment, but Microsoft's unique...

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    Report Thinking About Desktop Virtualization? Rethink Your Windows Licensing Strategy

    June 5, 2008 | Natalie Lambert, Christopher Voce

    As a desktop operations professional, you've managed to avoid getting down in the weeds with Microsoft licensing — unfortunately, times have changed. Desktop virtualization is forcing desktop...

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    Report Untangling Windows Server Licensing Issues

    May 14, 2008 | Christopher Voce

    Windows Server 2008, formerly code-named Longhorn, is finally out in the wild. The new version delivers enhancements in virtualization, manageability, and security that will entice firms to the new...

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    Report Trimming The Fat From Exchange

    Strategies To Consolidate Resources Dedicated To Running Microsoft Exchange Server Infrastructure
    April 28, 2008 | Christopher Voce

    Consolidation is top of mind for many IT managers, and a portly email infrastructure is a ripe target to put on a diet. Business factors such as mergers and acquisitions and technical factors such...

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Active Directory Management Solutions, Q4 2007

    NetPro And Quest Software Lead, With NetIQ Close Behind
    December 6, 2007 | Christopher Voce

    Forrester evaluated leading Active Directory management solution vendors across 82 criteria and found that Quest Software and NetPro lead in Active Directory management. Quest provides the most...

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    Report X86 Server Virtualization For High Availability And Disaster Recovery

    How x86 Server Virtualization Affects Business Resiliency

    To date, the primary driver behind the adoption of server virtualization has been consolidation. But as enterprises gain experience with the technology, additional uses and benefits are surfacing....

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    Report Messaging Continuity: Ensuring High Availability For Microsoft Exchange

    How IT Professionals Can Apply New Technology To A Traditional Staple
    October 9, 2007 | Christopher Voce

    A majority of firms now point to email as one of the most critical applications in their business — and Microsoft Exchange is by far the most widely deployed email platform. And it's not just about...

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    Report What Does Windows Server 2008 Mean To My Organization?

    August 1, 2007 | Christopher Voce

    Microsoft's server operating systems hold a majority stake in enterprise data centers. According to Forrester's Business Technographics® May 2006 North American And European Enterprise...