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Mimosa Systems Recognized as a TiE50 Award Winner for its Leadership in Innovation, Ingenuity and Management Excellence
Award-Winning Mimosa NearPoint Delivers eDiscovery, Email, File and SharePoint Archiving, and Storage Optimization in a Single Solution Professional
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Nemx Expands Presence in U.K. Market
Nemx and Shift F7 Partner to Deliver Real-time Email Content Inspection, Compliance and Security for UK Customers
Messaging & Collaboration
AXIGEN Strengthens Its Presence in Russia
BitDefender Announces Total Security 2010 Beta Available for Testing
BitDefender Total Security 2010 offers new behavioral scanner technology
BakBone Software Announces Acquisition of ColdSpark  
eBuddy Launches Instant Messaging Application for Android
eBuddy for Android Now Available via Android Market
All-in-one mobile social networking arrives on the iPhone
Download GyPSii now to create, share and connect across networks from one application
Vorsite Offers Free Trial of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 Integration and Migration Connectors for EMC Documentum  
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Whether to Upgrade to Exchange 2010

Many organizations are still running Exchange 2003 and it is working well. Exchange 2007 is the current active release, and Exchange 2010 will be released at the end of 2009.

Should E2003 users upgrade to E2007, or simply wait and upgrade directly to E2010, skipping E2007 altogether? The key issues are:

  • What is the age of the hardware currently supporting your E2003 environment? Can your existing hardware provide good email service until you move to Exchange 2010?
  • What are your budget constraints? Can you afford to purchase Exchange 2007 CALs this year and then purchase new CALs again for Exchange 2010?
  • Can you afford the staff resources to perform the Exchange 2007 migration now and then repeat the process again in 2010?
  • Do you require support for unified communications now, or can you wait until 2010?
  • Do you need the storage archiving capabilities that Exchange 2010 now includes?
  • Do you need the simplified high availability capabilities inherent in Exchange 2010 Database Availability Groups (DAGs)?

When you eventually upgrade to Exchange 2010, you will require new server hardware, so plan accordingly. ... Bob Spurzem


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