Decision time: into the cloud or stay on-premises

HP and Penton Media recently asked me to write a paper outlining the critical issues that surround the decision that many companies are currently considering whether they should continue to run Exchange on-premises, move into the cloud with Office 365, or deploy a hybrid solution.

I think the decision is easy for some companies but much harder for others. After all, if you’re running a couple of old Exchange 2003 servers to provide an email service for a small company, it’s probably a much better and easier path forward to move to Office 365 than to work through all the complexities of migrating to Exchange 2010. On the other hand, if you work for a large multinational that has to meet specific regulatory or audit requirements that cannot be satisfied by a cloud platform, then staying with on-premises servers is the pragmatic decision.

In any case, if you’d like to read the document, you can download it from

– Tony

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About Tony Redmond

Lead author for the Office 365 for IT Pros eBook and writer about all aspects of the Office 365 ecosystem.
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