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Nov 8, 2017

Industry insights,

Moving to the Cloud

Email migration to the Cloud is becoming a popular choice for businesses. There are many reasons why after doing careful research, your ideal solution points towards a Cloud based application. It will obviously depend on the nature of your business and operations, however when you consider that email is the most relied on business tool and without it businesses simply wouldn’t be able to operate, it’s easy to see why businesses make a move towards Cloud migration. 


Hosted or Cloud email solutions provide businesses with a fully flexible and scalable solution. This is especially favoured in periods of growth, as businesses are able to add additional workstations, user access and email accounts with relative ease. It also provides the user with the opportunity to open the work environment to extend beyond the office, while removing traditional geographical barriers when considering recruitment options.


As we’ve already mentioned it provides workers with additional flexibility such as virtual or remote access, which means home working could be a consideration, and as emails can be accessed anywhere in the world, it can also be a great solution when you are operating a field based sales team, for example.


There are many additional security benefits to a business utilising Cloud hosted email. Global backups and full email restorations are just some of the myriad of security benefits to such a solution.


As Cloud based solutions are hosted off-site, and can be housed through much larger brands, such as Microsoft, it means they tend to offer a greater propensity for reliability. Because of this they are often considered as the preferred option to a more traditional onsite method of hosting, which may inherently be subject to the unpredictability of the environment in which they are hosted.


It’s impossible to make a ‘one size fits all recommendation’ for Hosted Exchange or Cloud based migration. This can only be recommended after a thorough review of your unique requirements.  However, if you are considering Cloud based migration, our product guide ’20 key questions to ask about Hosted Exchange Email’ would be a great place to start.