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.
Business email has become more mission critical than a phone. Before deciding on an email provider, make sure you address the most important aspects of email hosting. Build an at-a-glance snapshot of potential providers with our email hosting provider comparison worksheet.
Stop spending your valuable time managing your company’s email. With Rackspace Hosted Exchange 2013, which is now general availability, you can let the specialists do it for you. You’ll get the same reliable and secure business email that you expect, with the added bonus of the largest mailboxes in the industry and our award-winning Fanatical Support.
If you’re like most of us, the headache of managing your email inbox is the last thing you need. You just need it to “work.” You don’t need to worry about deleting mail to stay under your storage limit, how you’re going to send a big attachment to a colleague, accessing mail while on the go or potential spam and phishing attempts that may compromise your email. And you certainly don’t want to spend time learning a new interface; you just need Outlook to work the same as it always has.
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: