What is driving IT departments to move to Exchange 2010? Here's what Osterman's survey respondents say:
Support for larger mailboxes -- 50% of respondents said this is driving their decision to move to Exchange 2010.
Improvements and flexibility in storage, including storage utilization, footprint and storage options (e.g., Direct Attached Storage) -- 50%.
Improved built-in archiving, retention policies, transport rules and compliance capabilities -- 48%.
Improved Outlook Web Access -- 40%.
Improved high availability and disaster recovery with DAGs (Disaster Availability Groups) -- 40%.
Improved user productivity features, such as voicemail preview and conversation view -- 40%.
Why Exchange 2010 Is Not Worth It
Survey respondents cited the following as reasons for not planning a migration to Exchange 2010.
Overall IT budget prohibits a migration -- 57% call this an Important or Very Important Reason.
Happy on current non-Microsoft platform -- 43%.
It's too difficult to switch from our non-Microsoft e-mail platform -- 31%.
We have only recently upgraded/migrated to Exchange 2007 and it's too soon to migrate to Exchange 2010 -- 29%.
Only beta backup software available currently -- 15%.
Lacking personnel with technical expertise to architect and manage the new system -- 14%.