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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Cloud Applications that Solve Your E-Mail Headaches: Stop Managing Your Inbox NOW!

Dealing with e-mail attachment limits can consume a considerable amount of time and resources. We’ve all experienced functionality issues with sending graphics files, video files or large documents. Because most companies institute file sending limits, companies need an e-mail management solution outside of their internal e-mail to ensure production integration. Several companies such as Drop Box and and YouSendIt offer FTP replacement. These companies can easily transfer your file for free (limit is 50MB to 100MB in most cases) or offer low-cost solutions to solve your e-mail issues. Consider the following:
  • 107 trillion: The number of e-mails sent on the Internet in 2010
  • 294 billion: Average number of e-mail messages per day
  • 1.88 billion: The number of e-mail users worldwide
  • 480 million: New e-mail users since 2010
  • 89.1%: The share of e-mails that are spam
  • 262 billion: The number of spam e-mails per day (assuming 89% are spam)
  • 2.9 billion: The number of e-mail accounts worldwide
  • 25%: Share of e-mail accounts that are corporate
The majority of e-mail users are on Microsoft Exchange servers (52%), Lotus Notes (21%) and Novell Groupwise (6%). Analysts estimate that hosted options such as Microsoft Office 365 (BPOS) and other cloud-based offerings will grow from 12 percent to 31 percent by 2012.

Companies that offer a suite of products that give a company domain or department unique visibility, control and security without compromising your IT department. Other enhancements such as Active Directory for Microsoft e-mail (52 percent of the market uses Microsoft) deliver seamless integration and plug-ins for Outlook Exchange.

The benefit of using these cloud companies’ offers is that they address issues related to IT security and compliance risk — the number one concern of enterprises. And most importantly, they complement the resources of your IT department and free your staff to focus on critical mission goals instead of the time-consuming task of managing e-mail.

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Lauren Robinette

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