Telecom Tuesdays: Hosted Exchange

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hosted exchange It’s Tuesday again and we all know what that means.  On this weeks Telecom Tuesday post we are going to talk about email.  Most people probably check their email everyday and never give it a second thought.  If you have ever had your email go down, or you’ve looked for the perfect mail solution for your business, you know that a lot more goes into it.

Hosted Exchange

“Hosted” means that the service is being hosted elsewhere.  It’s not on your premises, but by your service provider.  Exchange refers to an exchange email server. “Hosted Exchange” means that a solution provider has opened an email portal on a server in their own data center that they will manage, troubleshoot and provide updates and maintenance help to their clients. Microsoft Exchange has long dominated this space and has historically been managed and maintained by corporate IT staffs internally. Due to the low cost and the ability to handle tens of thousands of email addresses, hosted exchange is an ideal fit for companies large and small and many capable competitors have entered the market.

Benefits of Hosted Exchange

A hosted exchange server allows customers to access their email, contact lists, calendar and email documents/tasks/notes via their computer or mobile device/tablet. There are many benefits to Hosted Exchange, not the least of which is the ability to allow a mobile workforce the ability to access data from anywhere. Other benefits include email continuity, email disaster recovery, message archiving and compliance, Software/Hardware refresh, real time synchronization across devices and constantly undated anti-spam/anti-virus software. There is also no outlay of capital for an email server, a full server license or the ongoing maintenance that outright ownership requires and all costs are OPEX, not CAPEX. To top it all off, your IT staff can focus on other key initiatives and allow this turnkey solution to be outsourced for less than it can be administered internally.

Exchange also uses DIRECT PUSH technology, which provides real time synchronization to mobile devices. In today’s business climate with travelers, telecommuters and employees spread across multiple geographic regions and with increasingly more services and apps being shared among users, real time access on mobile devices is no longer a nicety, it is a necessity.

How is your company handling its email?  It is time for you to look into smarter solutions?


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