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Topic # 23695 7-Jul-2008 13:47

Hi there,

Just doing a little research and wanted to know what companies use Microsoft Exchange Server, Lotus Notes or Novell GroupWise.

Are there any resources avaiable online that have this listed?
I doubt it but if anyone can shed some light that would be much appreciated.

Im sure its not confidential infomation....

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RB85.

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  Reply # 154584 6-Aug-2008 10:52
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Don't know if it will be any help,

Christchurch Polytechnic (CPIT) uses Novell GroupWise. I guess it depends on the type of information you're looking for but if you talk to CPIT's IT Department they may be able to direct you.







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  Reply # 154593 6-Aug-2008 11:06
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I don't have any stats but can give some ideas based on my experience (working for several vendors in Wellington over the last six years) and 'gut feel'...

 * Most (large, medium and small) companies use Exchange 2003.
 * A few medium sized companies use Exchange 2007.
 * A few *very* large companies use Lotus Notes.
 * A few government departments use Notes or Groupwise, but will have a project planned to migrate them to Exchange.

Most companies I have heard of that are running Groupwise are planning to migrate to Exchange - not all of them, but most. Those very large companies that are running Notes find it's very difficult to migrate to Exchange as their Notes environment is also their document management system / filing system. Most small businesses that I come across usually are running a SBS 2003 box which is obviously running Exchange. I sometimes see some other mail systems around like MDaemon - although sometimes that's just used as a mail relay in front of an Exchange server to help fight spam. Some companies, but not many, use hosted email solutions like Google Apps or hosted Exchange.

As I mentioned this is just based on my experience in Wellington and on what I hear in the industry, so I could be completely wrong about it - happy to hear other's opinions.

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  Reply # 154612 6-Aug-2008 12:09
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amanzi: I don't have any stats but can give some ideas based on my experience (working for several vendors in Wellington over the last six years) and 'gut feel'...

 * Most (large, medium and small) companies use Exchange 2003.
 * A few medium sized companies use Exchange 2007.
 * A few *very* large companies use Lotus Notes.
 * A few government departments use Notes or Groupwise, but will have a project planned to migrate them to Exchange.

Most companies I have heard of that are running Groupwise are planning to migrate to Exchange - not all of them, but most. Those very large companies that are running Notes find it's very difficult to migrate to Exchange as their Notes environment is also their document management system / filing system. Most small businesses that I come across usually are running a SBS 2003 box which is obviously running Exchange. I sometimes see some other mail systems around like MDaemon - although sometimes that's just used as a mail relay in front of an Exchange server to help fight spam. Some companies, but not many, use hosted email solutions like Google Apps or hosted Exchange.

As I mentioned this is just based on my experience in Wellington and on what I hear in the industry, so I could be completely wrong about it - happy to hear other's opinions.

I would say that sums up my opinion too.

I think Exchange 2003 meets the needs of *most* organisations, and considering that it is a part of SBS 2003, its deployment is just soooo widespread.

Given the relative low entry cost (no arguments please, thats a different thread), SBS+Exchange is a no brainer for many.









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  Reply # 154695 6-Aug-2008 17:03

Thank you (all) for your reply!
Much appreciated Smile

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  Reply # 154750 6-Aug-2008 20:21
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This may or may not help:

http://cio.co.nz/cio.nsf/specials/EF7969A738E79DDACC25749B001A61B7

Its not fully accurate but its pretty good

Simon

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