As you are reading this article, over 2.8 billion email messages will be sent today by over 130 million workers in the U. S. alone; globally, the number is closer to 30 billion and rising at an annual rate of about 16% a year. Clearly, email is the core of the enterprise IT infrastructure and whether your enterprise is 10 or 10,000, the same critical questions face you when you consider keeping your email services in house or outsourcing them:
- Which will provide us with the greater efficiency and productivity?
- Which will afford us the best security-now and in the future?
- Measured as a standalone function, which option is most cost effective?
- Finally, which option will give us the most flexibility going forward?