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Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. His business interests include a diverse range of industries from manufacturing to property to technology. As a technology commentator he has a broad presence both in the traditional media and extensively online. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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4 responses to “Cloud-Based Email – Bringing in the Savings, and the Value”

  1. Zoli Erdos

    I think the pie chart above is interesting but says nothing above web-mail adoption by larger organizations (which is why I suppose you went digging further).

    Google’s larger accounts like Genentech with 17,000 seats, Fairchild Semi with 5,000 seats would all count as 1 customer each, with the same weight as a small business with 5 users. So looking at distributiuon by number of customers (accounts) will allways be misleading.

    Perhaps revenue base is a better metric… although that would miss university campuses, where Google is dominant (50%+), but provides free service. A recent campus win is Univ. of Massachussets with 19,000 students.

    So clearly, web-based email is gaining in large organizations, too.

  2. Rod Drury

    My entourage fried last week. Wouldn’t repair so I blew the local store away and conencted to Exchange. 8 hours later my email had finally synced back and my email client was useful again.

    If I had of tried to do that from home I would have broken my data cap several times over and I would have been down for 3 days.

    The model of having all your email on your client is just broken. I’d like a S+S model. 3 months and special items local and everything else back in the cloud and searchable.

    Still so many big, horizontal, high value opportunities out there.