Linked by David Adams on Thu 28th Aug 2008 17:51 UTC, submitted by stonyandcher
Features, Office Everyone knows that Microsoft Exchange is expensive - but ubiquitous " and plenty of open source projects and vendors have been trying a variety of technical approaches to replace it. While none is yet a drop-in replacement, a PC World article looks at ways that some administrators can get a cost advantage by switching.
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So there are seven(?) choices
by lemur2 on Sat 30th Aug 2008 11:41 UTC
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Zimbra, Open-Xchange, PostPath, Scalix, eGroupWare, phpGroupWare, and Citadel.

OpenChange will make eight.

"Maybe the real message is that anyone trying to make sense out of procurement decisions is doomed to frustration."

Well, yes. there is no real rational basis for anyone choosing MS Exchange any more, at great and on-going expense to their company, but doubtless most will continue to choose MS Exchange, and doubtless most bosses won't even be aware they are paying through the nose and bleeding funds to MS needlessly.

Edited 2008-08-30 11:42 UTC

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