European Hosted E-mail Market projected to grow to 502M mailboxes by 2011

Another new report by Radicati. The hosted email market is a very interesting growth area in the coming years. More and more organsiations in- or outsource their messaging platform in this way.

Microsoft Exchange seems very well positioned in this market …

The Radicati Group, Inc.’s latest study, “European Hosted E-mail, 2007-2011,” provides an in-depth look at all segments of the hosted e-mail market, including: Hosted Business E-mail Providers, Managed Business E-mail Providers, ISP/Webmail Providers, and Platform Suppliers.

According to the study, the installed base of hosted e-mail mailboxes in Europe is expected to grow from 353M mailboxes in 2007, to 502M mailboxes by 2011. Growth in this market is driven by increased Internet penetration with consumers and businesses across the region. In particular, the SMB sector as well as larger organizations looking for cost effective email solutions are increasingly looking at hosted business email solutions.

Hosted business email solutions based on Microsoft Hosted Exchange Server are also quickly increasing in popularity, often offering a range of value-added features such as archiving, security, and wireless e-mail.

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