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The recent end of support for Exchange 2003 and the widespread adoption of Exchange 2013 have prompted more organizations to consider a move to Hosted Exchange. Whether you are moving from an in-house environment or switching email hosting providers, there are a number of considerations to be aware of when searching for and selecting a reliable business-class email provider.
The much-anticipated iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are here! The larger display sizes, better resolution, improved camera and video capture and new features such as Touch ID, Wi-Fi calling, Apple Pay and several more look pretty enticing (As does Apple Watch!). If you’re upgrading to iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, you can setup your Rackspace Hosted Exchange email in less than two minutes and in only a few clicks – and you don’t need to know any arbitrary passwords or server names. This is extremely helpful if you’re an admin of remote employees!
A few weeks ago, we provided some helpful tips to make your business more mobile.
Later this week, we’re releasing a new feature that allows you to easily attach files directly from your Dropbox into Rackspace Webmail. This means that after a quick “account sync,” all of your Dropbox files are just a click away. And since your recipient is downloading the file from Dropbox, you can send attachments of virtually any size – no need to sweat the (already generous :)) 50MB Rackspace size limit.
Embrace the change. Mobile is here to stay. Your 14-year-old niece is using her Samsung Galaxy to post photos of her “nail art” on Instagram and your family is using an iPad to stay connected via Facebook. Meanwhile, your customers are using their smartphones to search for local services while on the subway, tweeting you for customer support while waiting to get their oil changed and getting app recommendations from Apps for Execs during a lackluster conference call.
Have you ever missed an important instant message when you were out for lunch? Or spent 10 minutes searching emails for a conversation with a colleague only to remember it was over IM? Have you ever thought a conversation would go smoother if only we were face to face?
Instant Messaging is almost as critical a business communication tool as email or the telephone. Our Rackspace Email customers have made this clear to us in recent months – and we’ve listened. So please join us in welcoming the newest member of the Rackspace Webmail application suite: Chat.
Business is no longer just nine-to-five. It doesn’t wait for you to be at your desk. Heck, in today’s world of fast-paced business transactions and telecommuting, you may not even have a desk. Your employees need access to their email – it’s the lifeline of business communication, anytime, anywhere. With Rackspace Hosted Exchange you can access synced mail, contacts, calendars, tasks and notes from your desktop, browser, tablet and mobile device. Let’s take a brief look at each.
Email is a critical business communication tool. It houses valuable intellectual property and business assets. Businesses need reliable email to maintain productivity, protect the organization from email-borne threats and reduce the frequency of unplanned downtime. The right hosted email partner can be a game changer for business by helping to maintain email accessibility and performance while keeping employees focused on the high-value tasks that drive a competitive advantage. The below infographic highlights some mind-boggling numbers related to business email.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Microsoft Lync from Rackspace is now in General Availability. For more information, check out this blog post.
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