(The Hosting News) – Cloud services provider SherWeb today announced that it has published a new eBook entitled Is Hosted Exchange Right for Your Business? An insider’s guide to weighing the pros and cons of moving Exchange to the cloud.
Accompanying the free eBook is a detailed Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) calculator that businesses can use to accurately determine the yearly cost of managing their existing on-premise Exchange email infrastructure versus the cost of hosting it with a third-party services provider like SherWeb over a 5 to 7-year period.
According to CompTIA’s 5th Annual Trends in Cloud Computing survey, 90% of end-user businesses use some form of cloud computing and the biggest use of cloud services by businesses is hosted email.
“Our goal was to provide an easy to understand, objective and comprehensive reference guide for decision makers that cuts through all the hype,” says Rima Hatoum, Hosted Exchange Product Manager at SherWeb. “There are many other similar tools on the market, but none offer the same depth, granularity and transparency of analysis. We wanted users to understand the calculations and factors to be taken into account, so they can confidently decide for themselves if Hosted Exchange is right for their business.”
The eBook and TCO calculator were developed by SherWeb’s IT Managers, IT Architects and System Administrators who have field experience in developing and managing an on-premise infrastructure. In publishing these tools, SherWeb hopes to give SMBs and mid-sized enterprises a firmer footing in their technology decision-making process.
“There’s a lot of misinformation out there,” says Hatoum. “At least now businesses can objectively quantify the benefits and even potential drawbacks of hosting their Exchange infrastructure in the cloud, and make a sound business decision.”
To download SherWeb’s free eBook and TCO calculator, visit http://www.sherweb.com/hosted-exchange/ebook.
About SherWeb Inc. – Since 1998, SherWeb has been helping businesses increase agility and trim IT overhead with our best-in-class cloud services. Today, more than 25,000 customers in over 100 countries are working more productively thanks to the added value we build into our wide range of SaaS, IaaS and PaaS solutions. SherWeb also has a growing network of 4,000 partners who successfully resell our affordable and customizable cloud services in over 50 countries. For details, visit http://www.sherweb.com.