Radicati: Hosted E-mail Market Heats Up as Providers Add Support for Microsoft Hosted Exchange Server 2007.

A new study by The Radicati Group forecasts that the worldwide hosted e-mail market installed base will grow from 1.4 billion mailboxes in 2007, to nearly 2 billion mailboxes by year-end 2011.

… Palo Alto, CA – September 10, 2007 – The latest study by The Radicati Group, Inc., “Hosted E-mail Market, 2007-2011,” offers an in-depth analysis of the worldwide market for Hosted E-mail services. It provides market trends, installed base and revenue market share by provider, four-year forecasts, breakouts by region, business size, and e-mail platforms. The study provides detailed market share for leading Microsoft Hosted Exchange and hosted IBM Lotus Domino platforms.

The market for Hosted E-mail is primarily driven by companies that require cost-effective e-mail deployment and management to accommodate their user bases. Hosted Business e-mail providers are including more value-added services, such as: wireless support, archiving, compliance, e-mail security, IM, unified communications, and more. Microsoft Hosted Exchange Server 2007 is a platform of choice for many Hosted Business e-mail providers that are looking to add advanced features and functionality.

The study also discusses the aggressive competition in the ISP/Webmail market, as many leading ISP/Webmail providers are releasing Web 2.0 GUIs based on AJAX, DHTML, and other technologies, which allow customizable user interfaces with desktop-like features. …

“Microsoft Hosted Exchange Server 2007 is a platform of choice for many Hosted Business e-mail providers that are looking to add advanced features and functionality” … I wonder what the impact is on marketshare compared to competitive platforms.

Peter de Haas
Peter de Haas
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  1. Ok, Peter, I’ll bite. It probably is a good thing since Michael Vizard reports:
    “Within the land of IT, nothing is a bigger pain to own, manage and run than Microsoft Exchange. Everywhere you go customers have horror stories about the installation, maintenance and, above all, uptime of their Microsoft Exchange implementations. And worse yet, they will all tell you they are paying top dollar for the privilege because the expertise needed to successfully run a Microsoft Exchange server is some of the most expensive in the IT labor pool.”
    It’s probably a good idea to have your Exchange environment hosted, to off load a lot of administration to a group of people that can be held to a higher standard than your own IT people. And it is probably more cost effective, too.
    http://www.esp.eweek.com/article/Exchange+Equals+Profits/214670_1.aspx

  2. Gregg,
    Thanks for this great insight.
    As you may have read in my post about the eWeek article, I was personally not very impressed.
    Hosted Exchange leads to an even bigger marketshare that’s more what I read in this research …

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