Survey shows that 63% of IT managers could save 80% of costs by unifying their email management systems
London – An independent survey commissioned by Mimecast, a provider of web-based email management services, today revealed that 63% of Britain’s IT managers are deploying more than one email system within their companies. These systems are used for such things as anti-virus, anti-spam; email archiving, email continuity and policy management.
Rather than rolling out multiple systems to manage their companies’ emails, IT Managers could save as much as 80% of their annual expenditure by deploying a unified email management service. Such a service would enable IT Managers to save time and money by centrally managing, storing and securing all emails, to ensure compliance, and maintain a comprehensive record of all email without the need for additional hardware or software.
The survey conducted by e-media generated responses from over a hundred ICT managers and revealed that 30% rank cost as their biggest inhibitor when determining their email archive policy. Cost was rated the main inhibitor ahead of other factors, including time, difficulty in maintaining back-ups, uncertainty about legislation and unclear guidelines from the business. However, by implementing a unified email management service rather than separate systems, IT Managers could save on the costs of managing emails and reduce the demands made on IT staff.
Peter Bauer, CEO of Mimecast said: “The survey has revealed that many IT managers are using multiple systems to secure, store and manage their company’s emails. Online archiving with a specialised provider offsite is the only viable approach for long term storage given the budget and resource constraints faced by most organisations.”
Adding, “Moving away from the traditional approach of deploying separate systems for security, continuity and email archiving not only makes for a more robust approach to information management but also makes better business sense as future costs are easier to anticipate. As the volume of data we exchange by email is predicted to soar, managers need to look to solutions that will consolidate their costs and ensure all email information is easily accessible, searchable, and instantly retrievable at all times.”
Mimecast delivers cloud-based email management for Microsoft Exchange, including archiving, continuity and security. By unifying disparate and fragmented email environments into one holistic solution that is always available from the cloud, Mimecast minimizes risk and reduces cost and complexity, while providing total end-to-end control of email. Founded in the United Kingdom in 2003, Mimecast serves approximately 4,000 customers worldwide and has offices in Europe, North America, Africa and the Channel Islands.
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