Article: Exchange alternatives: Pros and cons

A recent article at Network World suggests that the alternatives may not be compelling enough to 'yank' out Exchange Server.

 

This article claims that the six Exchange alternatives tested are ok, but not enough to pull out Exchange. No problem there.  But what about the market that is trying to decide whether to move TO Exchange or some other alternative? I would have liked to have seen Exchange as part of the testing and finish within the same grading system they used for the six products tested. I also would have liked to have seen others included, such as IMail, Axigen, Zarafa, Cisco PostPath and Icewarp's Merak. The focus seemed to be on SMB companies with the price comparison set at 100 users. Zimbra came in as ‘best of the rest’ which makes sense to me. 

 

Exchange Server is not the best answer for everyone, but it is a darn good answer for many.

 

William Lefkovics

William Lefkovics on March 10, 2009 at 08:10 AM in Articles
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