Email is an essential communication tool for most businesses. While email services have traditionally been provided on-premises, an increasing number of companies are moving their email services to the cloud. Almost 60 percent of businesses worldwide now use either Microsoft Office 365 or Google G Suite, according to the Bitglass 2016 Cloud Adoption Report. Office 365 is deployed in 34.8 percent of organizations, while G Suite is used by 24.5 percent.
A key motivator for making the move, especially for small and midsize businesses, is reducing costs. However, if you are considering moving your business’s email services to Office 365, G Suite, or another service provider, you should weigh all the pros and cons.
Between 2015 and 2016, Office 365 and G Suite usage rose 11 percent, according to the Bitglass 2016 Cloud Adoption Report. This increase is largely due to the advantages that online email services offer, including:
While using cloud-based email services has many advantages, it is not without some drawbacks, such as:
Whether moving your email services to the cloud makes sense for your business will depend on many factors, including the number of employees, types of emails sent and received (e.g., whether they often contain sensitive data), and your IT environment. We can help you weigh the pros and cons based on your business’s needs.
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