The decision to keep your email server on-premises or move the service into the cloud with Office 365 or another hosted platform is not to be taken lightly. Users depend on email and they are depending on you to make the decision that results in a stronger service that includes better reliability, enhanced functionality and simplified management.
This session Redmond weighs the most important factors involved in the cloud vs. on-premises debate and aims to help you make the best choice based on your own experience, company goals and long-term technical direction. For instance, focusing on a simple price per mailbox can miss a lot of the economic debate that has to occur before you know whether moving to the cloud is the right decision. And worrying about cloud reliability is a necessary thing to consider, but in reality most cloud services deliver better performance than a trained IT department can, especially when it comes to applications like email.