that and just paying a monthly subscription
to Microsoft to host that from an Office
365 point of view. Ask any Exchange admin
and they’re all going to say yes to that,
providing that their job isn’t going to rely
totally on that. We’re in a world where
everything is changing.
An Exchange admin that spends 15 years in
every single Exchange version for the last 15
years might have a bit of a problem letting
that go out of his control and reach. But that
comes back to education. Now you can be
a SaaS administrator and look after that
workload and actually provide something
better for the business; your skills won’t be lost.
What would you say are the
current trends around SaaS?
MC: Office 365 is something that we’ve
really got behind and we’re investigating
others. There are a lot of SaaS products out
there because they make it simple. What
we’re seeing in the data centre is that
they want simplicity because they can do
something more with it.
If you take away that management or
administration overhead, then you’re only
going to increase the productivity of your IT
team to do more. We’re also investigating
other SaaS workloads that offer data
Ken Ringdahl, VP, Global Alliances