If you’re like most of us, the headache of managing your email inbox is the last thing you need. You just need it to “work.” You don’t need to worry about deleting mail to stay under your storage limit, how you’re going to send a big attachment to a colleague, accessing mail while on the go or potential spam and phishing attempts that may compromise your email. And you certainly don’t want to spend time learning a new interface; you just need Outlook to work the same as it always has.
Moving to a Hosted Microsoft Exchange solution from an on-premise deployment can bring up to a 56 percent reduction in total cost of ownership. Subtract email storage hardware and management software costs from your onsite IT budget, and you reap even more savings. That’s just one reason hosted email and hosted email archiving work are so much better together. For more reasons, check out this short video.
A common mistake businesses make is confusing simple data backup and email data archiving. Because we hear this confusion so often, we developed the Email Archiving or Email Backup? whitepaper for a thorough explanation of how archiving differs from just backing up email data. In the whitepaper, you’ll find out more about these two biggest misconceptions around email backups and email archiving:
One question we frequently hear from you is: Is email archiving better in the cloud? For most, the answer is yes. From answering subpoenas for email records to providing proof of business transactions, storing and retrieving email is a necessary part of modern business. As reliance on email as a long-term record keeping and daily communication tool grows, IT teams are scrambling to keep up with the hardware and management tools needed to deal with the influx of data. Hosted email and hosted email archiving solutions help reduce the load on strapped teams by offloading capacity and basic maintenance requirements to a trusted service provider. Though businesses reap many benefits from this combination, many are still reluctant to switch over. Top reasons cited for apprehension include:
For many organizations with larger IT needs, application integration with Active Directory is essential to streamline operations and save valuable time. Why manage your users in two places when you can do it in one?
Last week, we talked about the benefits of Hosted Exchange for IT shops. Now, let’s talk about user benefits. Business email users may not understand the underlying cost and productivity savings of Hosted Exchange, but they know the difference in freedom and accessibility that comes with the most used email platform in business.
Nearly 70 percent of the cost of on-premises Exchange is in maintenance. From a strategic aspect, email is a utility on par with having a dedicated phone number. Carrying the burden of deploying and managing this non-revenue generating system takes time and resources away from more strategic objectives. In order to deliver email more efficiently and reliably, business IT shops are turning to the cloud for Exchange. Exchange in the cloud delivers big benefits around the organization but is the most beneficial for IT. Here are a few reasons why:
Email is a mission-critical function in most businesses today, and efficient management of email services is vital to ensuring maximum uptime and productivity. Hosted email platforms can have a profound impact on the accessibility, mobility, and productivity of organizations of any size to enable employees to focus on high value tasks that drive competitive advantage. Check out the numbers in the below infographic that illustrate some mind boggling numbers related to business email.
Email was the first killer app for mobile. The growth of mobile smartphones and tablets as must-have business tools is due in part to their ability to facilitate secure, instant access to email, the most used form of business communication. Take a look at how mobile and email have grown and continue to grow together and get the latest tips to help you stay ahead of the curve.