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March 23, 2007

Open-source e-mail systems biggest threat to Microsoft Exchange

Filed under: linux, Open Source — tuxicity @ 3:42 pm

According to a Yankee Group report that will be published next month, the real threat to Microsoft Exchange isn’t IBM — it’s Linux- and open-source-based e-mail servers.

Cost, complexity and “difficulty in maintaining and managing Exchange,” according to the study. “Those three factors, according to 23% of the survey respondents, far outweigh the myriad integrated benefits offered in the Microsoft Email and messaging platform and make Linux and open source solutions more attractive to their respective businesses,”

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