With the shift from internally to externally hosted Exchange services, the days of the humble Exchange server in the back office seem increasingly numbered.
For most mid-market businesses, the advantages of hosting Exchange services with a specialist provider are compelling:
- Per-user pricing allows businesses to efficiently scale and spend only what they need to.
- Op-Ex funding means the up-front costs of hardware and infrastructure are almost eliminated.
- Strict service levels and a professionally managed hosting environment ensure superior levels of availability and redundancy – something that’s vital with today’s businesses so reliant on the medium.
But perhaps the greatest advantage for hosted exchange is the ease with which it supports mobility – enabling executives and staff to access their email when and where they chose, with simple and secure access methods, whether on iPhone, BlackBerry, Android or Windows Phone.
It’s also a good starting point to evaluate whether cloud computing is right for your business, and to gain insight into how cloud computing might deliver in other parts of your operations.
At Brennan IT, we bundle our hosted Exchange service with SecureMail for spam and virus protection, and deliver it with a 99.95% availability SLA, daily backups and true 24/7 support.
If your Exchange system could do with an upgrade, why not contact our Cloud Services team.
Stephen Sims is General Manager Sales & Marketing, Brennan IT