SOURCE: Internet Research Group

October 13, 2006 08:00 ET

Internet Research Group Publishes New Report on Microsoft Exchange 2007 Migration

LOS ALTOS, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 13, 2006 -- Internet Research Group (IRG) today announced the release of a new report on Microsoft Exchange 2007 -- The Exchange 2007 Market Adoption Analysis Report. With the release of Exchange 2007 within the next six months, enterprises are developing plans for migrating their email infrastructures. This report takes an advance look at the spending decisions which are likely to be part of an Exchange 2007 upgrade and the resulting industry-wide implications. The included forecast and analysis show that cumulative organizational spending on Microsoft Exchange 2007 migration will exceed $50B. The report details the dimensions and complexity of that migration.

"Microsoft Exchange dominates the landscape of enterprise email systems and the upcoming migration to Exchange 2007 is the most important change in the market that will occur during the next five years," noted John Katsaros, co- founder of IRG. "The move to Exchange 2007 is complex and enterprise managers will reconsider every aspect of their email systems as they re- engineer their messaging infrastructures."

"Previous releases of Exchange dealt more with improving the scaling and robustness of Exchange," noted Peter Christy, co-founder of IRG. "Exchange 2007 incorporates compelling functionality for users like advances in telephony and mobile integration and value for the groups managing mail as well. All of this will assure that evolution to the new release stays at the forefront."

The study is available now. Tables of contents and figures can be found at The vendors impacted by this report are in the email infrastructure sector: Azaleos, Barracuda Networks, BorderWare, CA (XOSoft), Cemaphore, ClearSwift, Commtouch, EMC, Good, IBM, IronPort, McAfee, Message Labs, Microsoft, Mimosa, MX Logic, NSI, NetApp, Neverfail, Postini,Symantec, RIM (Research In Motion), Trend Micro, Secure Computing (CipherTrust), SendMail, SurfControl (BlackSpider), Symantec and Tumbleweed.

About Internet Research Group

The Internet Research Group (IRG) provides market research and market strategy services to product and service vendors. IRG services combine the formidable and unique experience and perspective of the two principals: John Katsaros and Peter Christy, each an experienced industry veteran. The overarching mission of IRG is to help clients make faster and better decisions about product strategy, market entry, and market development. Katsaros and Christy recently published a book on high tech business strategy "Getting It Right the First Time" -- Praeger, 2005

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