OT: MS Exchange Alternatives

Peter Peters P.G.M.Peters at utwente.nl
Mon Oct 23 10:52:04 IST 2006

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Glenn Steen wrote on 20-10-2006 13:07:
> On 20/10/06, Drew Marshall <drew at technologytiger.net> wrote:
>> On Fri, October 20, 2006 10:19, Peter Peters wrote:
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>> > hakon at symfoni.no wrote on 18-10-2006 14:16:
>> >
>> >> There is always Lotus Domino.  Not free, but very nice :-)
>> >
>> > We did an investigation into Exchange, Lotus and Oracle Collaboration
>> > Suite. These three were chosen because we had the experience with all
>> > three systems in one way or another.
>> >
>> > OCS came out best. Lotus was second and Exchange came last. We had some
>> > errors in the investigation corrected (by Microsoft) and Exchange came
>> > in second.
>> Are you able to give me any more detail/ information regarding your
>> investigations?
> I too am very interrested in whatever detail you may give. I may have
> lost the same (more or less) battle, but that's no reason to give up
> the war entirely:-).

We are not allowed to publicize the information. It contains data about
the contracts we have with Oracle and Microsoft including license fees etc.

The investigation was because we needed a new mail (and calendar) system
for our students. The reason for choosing Exchange after all was the
fact all employees use Exchange/Outlook and integration should be better
when the students got Exchange too.

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