Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /home/ancoris/public_html/components/com_k2/sef_ext/com_k2.php on line 172

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /home/ancoris/public_html/components/com_k2/sef_ext/com_k2.php on line 172
Cost Analysis: Cloud based corporate email

Google Cloud Solutions Provider

Cost Analysis: Cloud based corporate email

Cloud Email: Comparative Cost Analysis


Respected industry analyst Forrester reports that corporate email will be one of the first application services to be moved from on-premise server operation out to the cloud. Cloud Computing offers the promise of improved operational efficiency and IT cost reduction through the outsourcing of utility IT applications and platforms.

Forrester concluded:

  • Cloud based services are always cheaper for businesses with fewer than 15,000 users
  • Google Apps for Business service offers the lowest cost of operation of the available cloud-based services

Forrester Report

Forrester's 2009 report - "Should your Email Live in the Cloud? A Comparative Cost Analysis" surveyed opinion in over 50 companies and reviewed over 20 email vendors, they determined that:

  • 40% of businesses believe that managing email is now too expensive
  • Consolidation, mergers or facing another software upgrade are triggers to consider moving to the cloud

Forrester identified the following key benefits of cloud offerings which go beyond cost:

  • Reduced cost
  • Ability to rapidly provision new users
  • Reallocation of IT resources to more business centric projects
  • Always running the latest software release and eliminating the pain associated with software upgrades
  • Cashflow: Shifting the financial burden from up-front capital expense to operating expense

Market Review - Google, Microsoft, IBM

Forrester reviewed the marketplace and offerings from Google, Microsoft and IBM.

The report considered alternatives such as Google Apps Email, Microsoft Exchange Online (BPOS), conventional hosted implementations of Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Domino. It assessed the full costs of service provisioning including:

  • Service subscription
  • Server hardware and operating system
  • Service application software licencing
  • Client Software
  • Storage
  • Message security (filtering, anti-virus, archiving)
  • Staff and administration

The report determined that Google Apps Email part of the Google Apps for Business (formerly Google Apps Premier Edition) service offered the lowest cost of operation of the available cloud-based services and that "Google is setting a new price floor on email and archiving costs" .

Google Apps Email

Google Apps for Business Email is a fully cloud-based service, no hardware or software to purchase, maintain, patch or update. It includes:

  • 25GB of email storage per user
  • Shared calendars and contacts
  • Support for Blackberry and mobile devices
  • Built-in anti-virus and anti-spam
  • Support for clients including Microsoft Outlook
  • Migration tools from Lotus Domino, Microsoft Exchange or other IMAP servers
  • More information >>>


Google now has an impressive list of customers who have migrated to Google Apps Email, ranging from small business to major corporations such as Motorola, Rentokil Initial and Jaguar Land Rover.



Google Entreprise PartnerAncoris is the UK's leading Google Enterprise Partner with over 140 customers for Google's cloud based services.

Ancoris offer comprehensive assessment, trial, migration, training and support services for organisations transitioning their email to the cloud.

We can also offer a risk-free 30 day trial of the Google Apps Service together with associated migration and assessment services.

See which companies have already "Gone Google". Ancoris provides fixed price migration packages for most scenarios, ask for a quotation or ask for a technical specialist to contact you to discuss your interest or arrange an evaluation.

Google Apps for Work - Applications

GMail - a cloud based service for corporate email messaging. Ancoris helps UK based organisations to implement Google Apps for Business Email (GMail); a reliable, highly available, cost-effective and widely deployed cloud cloud-based service for the Enterprise which allows your company to replace its existing corporate mail servers (e.g. Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino, Novell Groupwise etc..).  Google now has an…

Read more

On-line documents with real-time collaboration, information sharing and built-in security Ancoris helps UK organisations implement Google Docs to enable collaboration and innovation at work. Companies or departments can use these apps on their own to be more productive. Collaboration with people inside or outside the company in a secure manner is radically simplified. {tab=Overview} {loadposition p6qHhwAotoc} {tab=Why Ancoris?} Ancoris are…

Read more

Introducing Google Drive. Now your employees can access files, even the big ones, from wherever they are. Share them securely and edit them together in real time. Access your files anywhere Google Drive on your Mac, PC or mobile device (or your browser) gives you a single place for up-to-date versions of your files from anywhere. In addition to any…

Read more

Create secure web pages for Intranet, team projects or client Extranets. No need for html coding or web design experience. Google Sites is an easy way to organise information in a central location for secure collaboration between colleagues, teams or even external clients. Google Sites is a fully hosted offering; no software to deploy or servers to maintain.  You retain full…

Read more

{loadposition video-googleappsbusinesstour}

Read more

How could Chromebooks & Chromebox help your business? Faster. Easier. More Secure. Chrome devices are instantly personalizable and easy to manage, making them an ideal solution for bringing the power of the web to a variety of business environments. At Ancoris we are already benefiting from Google Chromebooks after we switched our sales team from PC's and replaced with Chromebooks.…

Read more

Choosing a partner for Google Apps deployment

Ancoris is the UK's most experienced Google partner and one of the few top tier Google Apps Premier Enterprise Reseller and Google Cloud Platform development services partners. Since 2008, when we were the initial pilot partner in the UK, Ancoris has helped many UK and Irish headquartered companies to "Go Google". Our long track record of success with Google includes over 80…

Read more

Google recommends engagement with partners for Google Apps for deployment and support and views their partners as a critical component of the customer experience. Google depends on their partners to provide: local customer relationships and expertise personalized reach a broad set of complementary services What are the benefits of purchasing through a reseller? Resellers provide essential services that allow customers…

Read more

Ancoris is a UK Google for Work Premier Partner, one of the first to be elevated to Premier status in the Google Apps Reseller program. As a full Google for Work Premier Partner we are certified to supply Google Apps for Business and Google Drive for Work to large enterprises as well as mid-sized and small businesses. We can supply Google Apps for…

Read more

Google for Work Services from Ancoris

Ancoris consultants can help you understand if cloud services and Google Apps for Business are right for your organisation. Ancoris is the UK's leading Google Enterprise Partner for Google Apps. We provide a suitability assessment program for organisations considering deploying Google Apps for Business, covering migration to Gmail/Calendar as corporate email service and/or the adoption of collaboration software as a…

Read more

google enterprise
Comprehensive Google Apps Set Up, Deployment, Change Management and Support Services Ancoris provides a range of service packages designed to support organisations looking to deploy Google Apps for Business whether you wish to take a migration to Google Apps Email or to implement the collaboration services (Google Docs, Google Sites or Google Video) for your business. We can help you…

Read more

Migrate to Google Apps Email from Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino, Novell Groupwise or other mail servers. Ancoris is the UK's leading Google Enterprise Partner for Google Apps. We provide a migration program and service designed to support organisations looking to deploy Google Apps for Business as their hosted email service. We have expertise in leading email platforms from Microsoft, IBM/Lotus,…

Read more

google enterprise
Ancoris can develop custom Google Sites templates to match your corporate website look and feel or for specific requirements. Requirements vary from simple Sites templates to more complex sites with social integration or workflow automation developed with Google Apps Script. Recent projects include: Basic Sites templates to allow users to develop their own Sites, team workspaces etc. but with a common…

Read more

Google Apps for Business support Ancoris is a Google Enterprise Partner and in 2013, we became one of the first companies able to offer Customer Success Services for Google Apps, approved by Google.  As a Google "managed partner" we have direct access to Google's escalation processes, support and management teams. Ancoris prides itself on offering vendor-level expertise in dealing with technical…

Read more

Structured training to help your end-users migrate and transition to Google Apps for Business Your organisation has made a decision to deploy Google Apps Email, Docs or Sites. In order to ensure a successful project you need to ensure that your employees are fully aware of the capabilities of Google Apps and how to take advantage of the new features…

Read more