So far Cloud has mostly been a SMB phenomena. Its usage in Enterprise is largest non-existent due to a number of reasons, such as security and privacy concerns. A recent Gartner report says Email will lead the charge into mainstream Cloud adoption. Highlights from the report include:
- The percentage of commercial mailboxes using a cloud-provisioned model will grow from 1 percent of enterprise seats in 2007 to 20 percent in 2012.
- By 2012, the cloud model will serve the largest firms (with more than 50,000 seats)
We could not agree with the report more. The Cloud economics are so compelling (at least an order of magnitude cheaper) that many CIOs are considering a Cloud approach, especially in this economic environment.
The decision is no longer a binary one, either full Cloud (e.g., Google App) or full in-house (MS Exchange). With our Outlook Attachment Management solution, CIOs can go for a hybrid model where the bulk of the storage is in the Cloud, yet key functionality remains in house. This also solves the security and privacy concern — the number one concerns on CIO’s mind today — because you could store the email attachments in the Cloud in a compressed and encrypted form, so that, no one, no even your Cloud provider can see your sensitive data.
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