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Really, What Does E-mail Cost?

by Bill Pray  |  July 15, 2010  |  3 Comments

Okay, so I said in the previous post that “It depends.” But that doesn’t really help you much. However, it does set the stage for the caveat that “your mileage may vary.” When determining e-mail costs, it is important to look beyond the licensing costs and to also use, at the least, a three year [...]

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How Much Does E-mail Cost?

by Bill Pray  |  July 6, 2010  |  Comments Off

With the growing interest and piloting of software-as-a-service (SaaS) e-mail by enterprises, one of the primary questions that is asked (or should be asked) is how much does e-mail cost? One of the interesting impacts of Google’s market entrance into enterprise e-mail with Google Apps for Messaging is the discussion it has created around what [...]

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E-mail Servers and Virtualization

by Bill Pray  |  June 3, 2010  |  Comments Off

Blogger: Bill Pray Recent research and work with my counterparts in our Data Center Strategies team has led me to a conclusion and recommendation that might seem aggressive to died-in-the-wool, tried-and-true, e-mail server administrators: Enterprise production e-mail servers should be deployed virtualized by default (meaning that it should be an exception backed by specific technical [...]

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The CCS Laggard

by Bill Pray  |  May 14, 2010  |  Comments Off

My recent travels to visit with customers has prevented me from getting started on GBN, as my team members from the Collaboration & Content Strategies team – Guy, Craig, Mike, and Larry – have done.  So, I will quit lagging behind and start contributing. I… … am an analyst in the Collaboration & Content Strategies team in Gartner for [...]

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