The dollar for dollar benefits of switching from having your own MS Exchange Servers to a hosted exchange solution may appear to be easy. You could spend $1000's for new servers and updated software every few years in addition to needing someone to maintain it. Or you could spend a fraction of that monthly and not have to worry.
BUT. There's always a but, right? What about the time and energy involved in conversion? What if your data is lost? What if something goes wrong? Well, those are all possibilities though everyone makes every effort for it not to happen. There are some ways you can help smooth out the conversion process -- here is a helpful article about Tips for Making Exchange Migrations go Smoothly.
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