This is a pretty aggressive statement out of Redmond...
"In five years, 50 percent of our Exchange mailboxes will be Exchange Online," said Capossela, who expects a portion of Exchange Online customers to come from customers switching from International Business Machines' Lotus Domino system.Fifty percent?
Hosted e-mail has been around for a long time, and while cloud-based or hosted services are increasing in market interest, a wholesale move of the customer base from on-premise to hosted for a core service like e-mail seems pretty aggressive. I realize on the cost side, there is some attractiveness, but on the benefit side, this is a pretty aggressive prediction for e-mail alone. What's the ROI?
Further on down the article, it mentions Coca-Cola Enterprises and their move to hosted Exchange. This is the second time Microsoft has mentioned that deal publicly, so it's a bit recycled...but The Coca-Cola Company !ÌE and TCCC is the company mentioned in our press release from Lotusphere.
Link: Reuters: Microsoft braces for major customer shift > (Thanks, Karen)