I'm a fan of Google Apps and have been using it for work for the last 3+ years and believe it's a step in the right direction for many. I also use it on my personal domain as well (free edition). You can purchase it from local resellers, who will also be able to help you set it up and do stuff like migrate your users and previous email/calendar/contacts to the Google Cloud. There are different deployment techniques such as dual delivery to allow bigger organizations to make the move across in stages. For small businesses (less than 30 users) it's really easy to do and setup yourself. There's a heap of information on the net about what you can do and how you can go about setting it up. You can also run free Google Apps for Business trials - for a "stand-alone" trial, you can either grab a separate domain name or set up a subdomain such as gapps.warcom.com.au. See: http://www.google.com/enterprise/apps/business/index.html For me, the strongest benefit is having everything available on-demand and mobility (smart phone). With 25GB of storage for email, it's not likely you'll have to ever delete an email again. After using it for over 3 years I'm only using 7% of the 25GB.