Gartner Research

The Gartner Position on Cloud Email

Published: 01 June 2012

ID: G00235159

Analyst(s): Matthew Cain , Tom Austin


Many organizations are contemplating moving email to the cloud, largely based on the assumption that cloud email is inexpensive, mature and widespread. The decision to move email to the cloud, however, is far more nuanced and complex than it might initially appear.

Table Of Contents


  • The Gartner Position on Cloud Email
  • The Case for Cloud Email
  • The Case for On-premises Email
  • The Vendor Situation
    • Microsoft
    • Google
    • Other Suppliers
  • The Future of Email Provisioning

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