This weekend, the Rackspace email team had the pleasure of hanging out at the 2013 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in San Francisco. It was a great opportunity to educate and demonstrate the value of hosted email services with REALTORS from every region of the country. What we found is that real estate professionals love the convenience and speed of email, but are frustrated with the hassles that come with running a professional-grade email system. That’s a problem the Rackspace suite of email hosting services can solve.
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:
There are countless benefits to email archiving – less clutter, reduced costs, helpful reporting, comprehensive search – the list goes on and on. But maybe you’re a dare-devil and a rebel, and none of those things matter to you. If that’s the case, here are five (satirical) reasons why you should not use email archiving:
As product manager of Rackspace Archiving, I have the fortune of speaking to many of our Rackspace Archiving customers. I also encounter those of you who don’t use the product, but have come up with some creative and surprising – sometimes potentially damaging — ways to archive email. And there are a number of you who don’t archive email at all.
You know that Grandma who hoards everything? She probably has newspapers from a random Tuesday in 1993 just sitting around. You know those newspapers are useless; she knows they are useless, but years pass and there they sit. Why? Just in case.