Email is considered a mission-critical system in almost all organizations that employ email and to host emails on-premise or in a cloud solution is perennial debate.
The table below summarizes the most common advantages and disadvantages of both the solution:
|On premise||Cloud email Solution|
|Control over system and data||Low cost of ownership|
|Feature rich solution||No infrastructure requirements|
|Customization according to business needs||IT Team can focus on core projects|
|Reuse of existing infrastructure||No maintenance cost|
|Infrastrcture not shared with others||Can scale up easily|
Hybrid solution combines best of both on-premise as well as cloud mailing solution. You can host few users on on-premise and rest all of the users on Rediffmail Pro platform.
Typically in an organization, top executives would require email solution with advanced features like access to emails, contacts and calendar on mobile devices while other users would just need a basic email facility.
Benefits of hybrid solution: