Microsoft Exchange 2010 is positioned to be a pillar in most organizations’ email infrastructure. However, before moving to Exchange 2010, IT Managers must identify and assess the additional risks that they may be introducing during the migration process,
(PRWEB) May 19, 2011
Mimecast surveyed 590 IT professionals and revealed that the majority of organizations view upgrading to Microsoft Exchange 2010 to be a daunting task. Without email archiving and continuity plans, upgrading could leave organisations exposed to downtime.
When asked which new features would benefit their organization the most, enhanced availability and disaster recovery topped the list, which is easily achieved through email archiving, selected by 41.7% of those who have migrated and 40.4% of those who haven’t. Easier administration was also high on the list of benefits for 31.4% of those who have migrated and 26.7% of those who haven’t.
Despite an increase in eDiscovery and retention legislation, only 8.3% believe Exchange 2010’s most valuable benefit will be simplified compliance. The most commonly cited features include enhanced availability and disaster recovery. Email archiving is one of the most important features of a reliable email management system.
Email archiving is one of the pillars of email management, which also covered compliance and uptime. “Microsoft Exchange 2010 is positioned to be a pillar in most organizations’ email infrastructure. However, before moving to Exchange 2010, IT Managers must identify and assess the additional risks that they may be introducing during the migration process, such as email downtime, data loss, interruptions to policy enforcement, and cost escalation during the migration,” said Mary Kay Roberto, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Mimecast. “Organizations are facing a significant amount of complexity in their email systems, especially during migration. Mimecast aims to simplify these complexities and others associated with managing enterprise email, by utilizing cloud technologies to guarantee uptime while adding additional features and services to help optimize enterprise email during migration and beyond.”
Ensuring email continuity means including email security and archiving in all upgrade plans. Email archiving helps both ensure continuous email access as well as ensuring compliance and assisting with any investigations. Email security is improved with the right archiving system operating either in the cloud or on a Microsoft Exchange server.