Hosted Exchange – Mail in the Cloud
Hosted Exchange removes the need for the implementation and on-going management of an in-house Microsoft Exchange email server in your office. The complexity and cost involved in managing an in-house Exchange email environment has increased to a point that businesses wish to outsource this function to an external party that has specialist staff supporting the hosted Exchange infrastructure and can provide the service on a low cost per-user per-month rental basis.
Why use a Hosted Exchange?
It Saves You Money – You won’t have to worry about upfront investment in IT hardware and software to implement Microsoft Exchange in-house. Additionally you may not have to pay for on-going technical help to manage the complex in-house Exchange environment.
You Can integrate i-Phones and BlackBerrys – Hosted Exchange comes with the ability to integrate BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and other Smartphones out of the box.
You Get Email Disaster Recovery – As your email is stored on servers in a highly resilient data centre, any disaster involving your physical office environment will not prevent your staff from accessing email and continuing to communicate with clients and other third parties.
Increase Staff Effectiveness – Avoid the reputational risks and frustrations associated with the inability to communicate by email if your email services are unavailable. Benefit from the High Availability and helpdesk facilities that are provided with this service.
*NB a good fast broadband line is essential for the smooth running of Hosted Exchange.
What is Hosted Exchange?
Hosted Exchange is a cloud based messaging platform designed specifically for business. With Hosted Exchange, your clients can collaborate, communicate and manage their business more effectively and efficiently.
Exchange comes with a range of features to increase your clients’ productivity levels and maintain a high level of performance, such as emails, shared calendars, shared contacts, file sharing and more.
Hosted VS On-Site
The key factor to consider is the cost. On-site Exchange has traditionally been expensive – not only is a physical server required, an Exchange licence is also needed, plus the cost of installation and ongoing support.
Hosted Exchange is changing this, making it more cost effective for businesses to use Microsoft’s Exchange server, but instead of hosting on-site, the solution is provided as a monthly subscription service by companies like Alltek. This saves both time and money and allows businesses to focus their attention elsewhere.