Escaping Vendor Lock-in: Life After Microsoft Exchange

Lower TCO

High scalability, centralization, security and availability, combined with low software, hardware, and administrative costs, result in a compelling TCO for Sun Java System Communications Services software versus Microsoft Exchange. According to the Radicati Group's March 2003 comparative report on TCO in real-world enterprise deployments, Sun Java System Communications Services products delivered a three-year, average-loaded TCO of $214 per user, versus $439 per user for Microsoft Exchange and $407 for IBM Lotus. In today's environment where IT budgets are lean, TCO savings of this magnitude can have a meaningful and positive impact on the bottom line and will please both management and shareholders. And of course, these TCO savings will benefit the IT department as well; saved IT dollars can be allocated towards other IT initiatives.