CP Survey Reveals Exploding Interest in Cloud Email

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CP’s latest enterprise survey points to Cloud as increasingly important email option

Even with adoption rates varying across the world, it’s clear that Cloud is becoming an increasingly important part of the mix.

Critical Path, Inc. (CP) a global leader in Messaging, Security, and Unified Communications, today announced the results of their latest survey into enterprise IT requirements for email systems. CP’s 2012 survey of several hundred IT directors took place in the US, UK, and Japan.

CP uniquely provides messaging and messaging security solutions in cloud, software, and appliance deployment options. Michael Chernoff, CP’s Vice President of Marketing, shared, “We know customers demand choice in how they deploy messaging solutions. Even with adoption rates varying across the world, it’s clear that Cloud is becoming an increasingly important part of the mix. CP offers public and private cloud messaging for enterprises along with our existing appliance and software solutions.”

As revealed in the survey, data security remains a concern with mobile users in cloud deployments. Chernoff continued, “Customer confidence in Cloud solutions still has some way to go, particularly in an increasingly mobile world. Many customers continue choosing our Mirapoint appliance offerings when they’re keen to maintain ownership (or better conrol) of their data”.

Key survey findings include:

More than 50% of enterprises surveyed in the US, UK, and Japan are considering public or private cloud solutions for their next email deployment (68% US, 57% UK, 53% Japan)

The top 10 capabilities enterprise customers are looking for in their next email system:

  •      Email archiving (68%)
  •      Backup and disaster recovery support (63%)
  •      Data loss prevention (DLP) (56%)
  •      Webmail (56%)
  •      Support for smartphones and other mobile devices (52%)
  •      Webmail + collaboration with intranet (49%)
  •      Simplified administration (48%)
  •      Safe migration (with minimum downtime) (45%)
  •      Server management tools (44%)
  •      Lower total cost-of-ownership (TCO) (42%)

The most important factors affecting the adoption of cloud are concerns over the following:

  •      Data integrity and responsibility for data reintegration (58%)
  •      System downtime (58%)
  •      Overseas storage of data (50%)
  •      Business continuity (47%)
  •      Compliance with regulatory requirements (44%)
  •      Limited customer support (40%)
  •      Inadequate explanation of issues by the service operator (34%)
  •      Implied compromise because of lower prices (18%)

For further findings, a full copy of the survey is available in the "News & Events" section of CP’s website. Scroll down to foot of the Cloud Survey press release on http://www.cp.net and click the download link.

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About Critical Path, Inc.

CP is a global leader in Messaging, Security, and Unified Communications. CP connects the world, delivering superior technology, solutions, service, and support to leading Enterprise and Service Provider customers worldwide. CP empowers customers with maximum choice, flexibility, and confidence by delivering world-class, scalable solutions via the cloud, software, and appliance.

CP’s extensive portfolio of products, delivered as white-label services and applications, enables millions of people to communicate, connect, share, and organize while providing industry-leading safety and assurance. With offices around the globe, CP helps customers drive revenue, boost loyalty, streamline operations, and reduce costs. More information is available at http://www.cp.net.

Critical Path, the Critical Path logo, Mirapoint, Memova and the Memova logo are the trademarks of Critical Path, Inc., registered in various jurisdictions. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

Reporters, Editors – for additional information, contact:

Yad Jaura
+44 7850 799989
cp-publicrelations(at)cp(dot)net
http://www.cp.net

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