Despite the fact that paid support for Exchange 5.5 is slated to end on Dec. 31, version 5.5 of Microsoft's messaging platform is still in use by about 40% of those who answered that question in a recent survey, according to Ferris Research. ...

The end of support for Exchange 5.5 is a motivating factor in choosing migration, Hobson and Via agreed. However, convincing some that it's necessary isn't easy.

"People have reined it in and said, 'It's working. It's not broken. We're not going to upgrade.' But in one sense, it is broken. There is a lot of stuff that you can't do [with older systems]," Via said. "It's gotten to the point where you have to look at it and say, 'Can you continue to run on things like Exchange 5.5?' There is not good third party support."
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