Which Hosted Exchange Vendors Will Survive?

Which hosted Exchange vendors will survive? After all, Microsoft is now offering its own version of hosted Exchange. And Microsoft's offering is good, and very attractive.

Some will survive by competing on price. Most others will survive by competing on functionality; e.g., better service, or better integration with third-party tools such as BlackBerry, or better integration with industry-specific applications. Many of today's hosted Exchange suppliers will disappear.

Current players that are likely to survive include Apptix, Intermedia, Rackspace, and USA.NET.

... David Ferris

One Comment

  1. Rick Rumbarger
    Posted June 19, 2009 at 4:35 AM | Permalink

    Mr. Ferris-

    I completely agree, many of the hosted Exchange providers who probably never should have been in the market will exit now that Microsoft has its own offering. [Advertising redacted]

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