Email is a critical business communication tool. Unfortunately, recipients often ignore emails, leaving your message unread. Researching ways to make your emails better often leaves you with beginner tips, instead of real actionable advice.
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.
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.
When choosing your email provider, the security of your users’ data should be a top priority. Email routinely contains confidential and proprietary information both to your business and to individual users. It’s likely there is information about your business plans, financial projections and human resource data residing in a string of emails. How can you make sure this information remains private and only accessible to the intended recipients? Can you risk hours or even days of email downtime due to a virus that employees unknowingly spread?
We’ve grown accustomed to email just working. It’s there when we need it. But what happens when it’s time to send that $1 million proposal that could take your business to the next level, and your email is down?
When you’re looking for an email hosting provider, it’s important to look for one that focuses on business email, not consumer email. There is a difference. Business email is the lifeline of your business. You need a business email hosting provider that understands the mission-critical nature of email for business.
On April 8, Microsoft will end support for Exchange 2003. To help you plan you’re next move, we’ve laid out the pros and cons of investing in another on-premise email solution or going with a cloud provider for email management.