I admit it is all too easy to be seduced into pushing your high tco services like exchange to ‘the cloud’. I mean the benefits speak for themselves don’t they, but the cons, they don’t immediately spring to mind.
Having gone through a migration to BPOS Exchange it certainly isn’t the experience I was expecting. thats not to say there aren’t good points, because there are, it’s just that for me there are more negatives than I anticipated.
Loss of admin control
I was prepared to loose a certain amount of admin control; you have to expect it when you’re moving services externally, in fact in many cases not having to interact with the service may be a reason to move it. In my case this has caused nothing but issues. [Read more…]