Posted by Karl Sand, Director of Channel Alliances
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The recent announcement of the strategic partnership between Mimecast and Binary Tree may have caught a few people by surprise. But for those of you that fully understood the value proposition of each company, you saw the integration benefits right away. The synergies between the solutions will help customers transition to an optimized Exchange messaging platform with a reduced risk of user impact for downtime or data loss. Migrating e-mail and calendaring data poses many challenges. Not only can it be very time consuming and costly, the risk of data being lost or becoming corrupted is greatly heightened during this process. Were this to happen to important commercial or sensitive information, the financial and legal repercussions could be significant. Most CIO’s don’t want to gamble with the success of their messaging migration, and that’s why the strategic partnership between Binary Tree and Mimecast makes perfect sense.
And the timing couldn’t have been better. A recent survey of 500 IT decision makers from organizations in different industries and from different geographies found that 77% of companies plan to upgrade their messaging platforms in the next two years. This watershed event is driven by the ubiquitous adoption of Exchange 2010 for on-premises implementations and the great momentum around hosted Exchange solutions like Microsoft Office 365. And during these transition projects customers are looking to optimize their messaging environment at the same time. Common advancements on their wish list include full-featured archiving with automated retention policies and fast search integration, simplified Anti-Virus/Anti-Spam security, and super high-availability. Together, Binary Tree and Mimecast provide a streamlined and risk free solution to help customers transition to their messaging platform of the future.