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TMCnet Email Hosting Week in Review

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September 08, 2012

TMCnet Email Hosting Week in Review

By Erin Harrison, Executive Editor, Cloud Computing

Email hosting has become one of the most commonly used forms of communication technology in the industry as providers allow for premium email services along with custom configurations and a large number of accounts. TMCnet was there this week to report on all the latest email hosting news. Here are a few highlights:

With voicemail usage declining, and use of instant, social and text messaging growing, some would argue that email is destined for decline. But others would argue the volume of email still is growing, while some might argue email offers a messaging format distinct enough that easily can coexist with instant, text or social messaging.

According to the Radicati Group, 144.8 billion emails are sent every day, and that number is projected to rise to 192.2 billion in 2016. There are about 3.4 billion email accounts worldwide, Radicati said, with three-quarters owned by individual consumers.

The youngest users of email, however, have an enormous number of different methods to choose from to communicate and many of them prefer these methods for most communications. A comScore (News - Alert) report on 2010 digital trends suggested that total Web email usage was down 8 percent in 2010, with a 59-percent decline in use among people between the ages of 12 to 17. Usage was also down 1 percent among 18 to 24 year olds, 18 percent among 25 to 35 year olds, 8 percent among 35 to 44 year olds and 12 percent among the 45 to 54 segment of the audience.

But usage climbed 22 percent among 55 to 64 year olds and 28 percent among those 65 and older.

To read more about other email trends, click here.

Leveraging the cloud is a highly efficient and cost-effective way for businesses to access the technologies and services that are critical to running a successful business in today's global marketplace. However, there are many small- and medium-sized businesses today that are still fearful of embracing cloud and taking their business to the next level. That’s where Intermedia (News - Alert) comes in, an email hosting provider that recently made it its mission to debunk the top three cloud myths and help SMBs achieve desired success.

Some SMBs believe that the cloud is not secure. But in actuality, the cloud is extremely safe and data centers are very secure. When it comes to back-up, cloud-based solutions are a cost-effective option to keep important data securely stored in a location other than the office. The cloud is also a great option, when considering possible disasters such as a fire or flood, as well as break-ins.

In other email hosting news this week, iCritical, a cloud-based web and email security provider, has joined EuroCloud UK as its newest member, TMCnet reported

EuroCloud UK is a diverse vendor community of cloud computing and application providers of all sizes combining their expertise, experience and insight to promote the adoption of “the cloud” within the U.K., yielding better solutions for its customers.

EuroCloud UK is where cloud businesspeople in the country meet to share their experiences, grow together and advance the future of the industry. Officials with iCritical said that as a cloud services provider for email security, Web security and secure email archiving, the company is already participating in what EuroCloud calls the “cloud ecosystem.”

For more email hosting news, be sure to visit TMCnet again next week for all the latest developments. 

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